Last Swim: Sat noonWater Temp: 57 between rocks, 62 away from shore?Waves: High on shore; offshore amplitude size of wave 2'?Water Clarity: Not
Crew: Dragonfly, Patriarch, Itch, Magic Mike, Handyman Hank, Kahuna
Water Color: Brown/Black on shore; pretty blue out there
Pretty big water out there today. Lorraine helpfully posted in the comments section before today's swim the National Weather Service beach forecast for Milwaukee County, which is liberally sprinkled with (in all capital letters) such inviting terms as “BEACH HAZARDS," “HIGH WAVE ACTION,” “STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS,” “STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS,” “RIP CURRENTS," "SHARKS." (OK, maybe that last one is not true, but it is Shark Week, so you never know.)
It was one of those days, when you are swimming along, then suddenly you are lifted up, and then "SLAP" your head comes down and hits the water.
We made our we slowly to downspout, then got on the convey belt back, before carefully choosing our approach between the rocks. Good times.
Speaking of good times, mark your calendar for this Thursday night, as my group (Greater Shorewood Bikers) is hosting Bike Night at Three Lions Pub. Thanks to the outstanding performance of "Team America" at the Shorewood Criterium (including Handyman Hank and me, see below), we won a quarter barrel from Three Lions. So show up at 7:00, we'll tap the keg, and any one with a bike helmet who knows the password drinks for free until the quarter barrel runs out.
We're also conducting a raffle to benefit World Bicycle Relief , a very worthy charity. Hope to see you then.