Monday, October 24, 2016

Try Again

Next Swims:  Tuesday Oct 25th 5:30PM

Non-Swim Report:
Water:  54 with 2-4 ft waves
Cold dark and windy so we'll try again tomorrow

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Some Life in the Old Girl Yet

Next Swim: Monday October 24th 5:30PM

Last Swim: Sunday October 23rd noon
Water: 55 clear and a bit choppy
Crew: Gumdrop, Itch, Handyman Hank, Mike, Panini, Drangonfly, Lorraine, Diablo, Wet Taco, Patriarch

A great swim on a beautiful autumn day.  A delirious scene on the beach afterwards.  Panini giving hugs to everyone.  Some of the more unhinged Kru members talking about swimming next weekend. It's amazing what swimming does to your mood.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Last Chance?

Next Swim: Sunday October 23rd noon

Last Swim:  Saturday October 22nd noon
Water: 54 clear and gently rolling
Crew: Gumdrop, Itch, Hank, Diablo (skin!), Wet Taco, Drangonfly, Patriarch

A week of sub 50 water temps and rough water made me think the season might be over, but then today a reprieve sent the temp up to 54, calmed the rough seas and drew many of us back into the water.

But it won't last long, Sunday may well be our last (or at least my last) of the season.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

No No Not the Pool

Next Swim: Saturday October 22nd noon
We may also swim Sunday, depending on what we find Saturday

Thursday Oct 20th Non-Swim Report
Water: 47 with 3-4 ft waves - Too Cold and too rough to swim
Itch & Wet Taco and I had a Pitsch and called it a day

This is the six straight day the water temp is below 50, despite all the NOAA maps charts and graphs that show much warmer nearby.  It seems desperate to keep trying but I'm putting off the return to the pool as long as possible.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Still 48

Next Swim: Thursday October 20th 5:30PM

Last Swim: Wednesday October 19th. 5:30PM
Water: 48 dead calm and crystal clear
Crew:Itch, Gumdrop

Fooled (Again!)

Next Swim:  Wednesday October 19th 5:30 PM

Last Swim: Tuesday October 18th 5:30PM
Water: 49 calm and crystal clear
Swimmers: Itch, Wet Taco, Hank, Panini, Drangonfly - Spectator: Patriarch

The Atwater buoy is functioning again and measured as high as 58 yesterday raising our hopes for warmer swim, but alas it was a cruel joke.  Maybe today?

Monday, October 17, 2016

Battle Royale

Next Swim:  Tuesday October 18th 5:30PM

Last Swim:  Monday October 17th 5:30PM
Water:  50 clear with small rollers
Swimers: Itch & Wet Taco, Spectators:  Hank and Patriarch

Ralph and Alice, Lucy and Desi, George and Gracie, Archie and Edith, Kim and Kanye, Itch and Wet Taco.  You don't need to tune into the Hillary/Donald debate to see a good fight between the sexes, just come down to the beach and listen to Itch and Wet Taco trade insults and put downs.  I was a little worried when the two of them plunged into the water that only one would return, but thankfully their battle is just verbal (so far).