femmenerdy replied to your video “Twenty seconds of Lake Michigan.”

I always call it the “faux-cean ”


pinglederry replied to your video “Twenty seconds of Lake Michigan.”

I read somewhere that waves in freshwater lakes sound different from saltwater waves when they hit the shore bc the salt content changes how the water interacts with the sand/shore (and also the sand is made up of different sorts of things).

I suppose it’s possible! I didn’t really notice a difference, but the wind was so high I’m not sure I would have. The sand definitely felt different, but I figured that was because it was duneland, not just Beach. 

greyhairedgeekgirl replied to your video “Twenty seconds of Lake Michigan.”

Of note: What Lake Michigan *does* have is rip currents, just like ocean beaches.

I did see multiple signs posted about how to break out of a riptide. It’s something I learned young though I’ve never had to use the knowledge, so it was fascinating to see it posted. I spent a lot of time practicing swimming along waves as a kid because I was terrified of riptides.

hellenhighwater replied to your video “Twenty seconds of Lake Michigan.”

The Great Lakes do technically have tides, but mostly they’re too small to be noticeable. (though the waves are constant) The exception there is Superior, which DOES have notable tides. Superior is super super deep.

That makes sense, though I never thought about depth affecting it. 

Man, the physics of tides and waves are something that I’m like, “Yep, makes sense, won’t ever understand it, but sounds logical I guess.” 

Like, I 100% believe scientists when they explain it, but I have never made it to the end of an explanation without my eyes glazing over. 

These Homes Look Like A Storybook. BP Is Demolishing Them.

Nearly a century of history appears at risk as an unusual enclave of historic, tudor-style homes is facing demolition at the hands of a bordering BP oil refinery. Demolition of several buildings in the historic Marktown district of East Chicago, I…

Marktown is one of my favorite historic districts anywhere! It is so cute and so distinct, aggggh. I am also fond of the architect, Howard Van Doren Shaw, whose name seemed to be the answer almost any time I asked “I wonder who built that neat building?” when I lived in Chicago.

I have big blocks of time this week but they are not contiguous. Maybe I’ll drive down to NW Indy and walk around here, though, while I still can. I love this neighborhood. Residents want to see it saved.