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The Old Sea Dog (Boat Ride On Lake Michigan – Bucket List #4)

Eko is no stranger to water.  He’s earned his sea legs on kayaks, canoes and even surf boards.  And of course, you can always find him bounding through the waves at any dog beach.  However, Eko has only been in the water under human/dog power, so this afternoon I decided it was time to kick things up a notch.  On one of our first days in Chicago, we visited Navy Pier, but somehow I didn’t see the sign for Seadog Cruises.  True to their name, Seadog speed boats welcome four legged passengers aboard for their tour of the city,  so last night I bought a ticket on the first boat out this afternoon.

 

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If you see this sign, drop what you are doing a buy yourself a ticket – pups ride for free!

Eko was made honorary first mate and the two of us enjoyed what might have been the best thirty minutes of our time in Chicago so far.

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Eko was all smiles cruising out of the harbor, but he had no idea that the fun was just getting started

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“Hey captain, does this thing go any faster?”

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“Now that’s what I’m talking about!”

As we shot up and down the Chicago skyline, Eko couldn’t have been happier.  It was a gorgeous day, the wind was blowing in his face and the spray from the boat kept him cool.  I have about twenty great photos from the ride, but here are just a few more of my favorite.

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Whether human, canine or other, the best view of Chicago is from the water

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“Hey Will, how’s my hair?”

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All smiles after a great trip

As you can see, I had the Ekocam 5000 strapped on for the ride, so hopefully I will be able to share some video from our trip later this week.  More importantly, if you ever visit Chicago, make sure to swing by Navy Pier for a ride with Seadog.  And don’t forget to bring your dog along for the ride!

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