Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Double Dippin'

Beach: Klode
Water temp: 61 (am), 63+ (pm)
Waves: calm (am), 1ft from the south (pm)
Current: none (am), from the south (pm)
Water Clarity: FANTASTIC!
Next Swim: Wednesday 6AM Klode

Ahoy mates! The Lady of the Lake be treatin' us to some fine early season swimming. Me and the Patriarch took the plunge from the north beach this morning and enjoyed some of the finest sights of the season. The water was crystal clear, the lake surface had a slight ripple and the skies were sunny. Fan-tastic!

This morning the water temp was slightly cooler then Monday evening so we walked the plank clad in wetsuits. After a few minutes of swimming our faces easily adjusted to the cool water and we were off to the rock pile. Not content to just swim to the rock pile and back we ventured a little further this morning up to the end of the rock wall...which is about 3/4 mile north of Klode. As was the case the past few days we were accompanied by several schools of minnows who would occasionally grab our attention by darting through the glimmering shadows created by the sunrise illuminating the rippled lake surface.

Unable to resist the temptation to take the plunge again due to today's summer like conditions, I ventured this evening down to Klode's north beach. Without the Patriarch, (...who I think was on a recruiting mission of sorts at the zoo...) and his handy dandy temperature gage...I would place the water temp around 64. Slightly warmer than Monday evening and definitely swimmable without a wetsuit. Compared to this morning, walking the plank was relatively easy. Without the wetsuit and with the current pushing slightly from southeast to northwest the swim to the garage and back was a bit more of challenge....but a nice change of pace from the pool. :)

We'll be back at it again Wednesday morning at 6am. Nahi is rumored to be planning a visit.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the beach!

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