Thursday, July 30, 2009

Howling at the Moon

Beach: Klode
Water temp: 64
Waves: calm
Crew: Patriarch, Gumdrop, Steve, Sandie, Mike (and joined at the end by Shaun)
Water Clarity: Clear
Next Swims: Friday 6AM Klode, Saturday 10AM Klode for a longer swim
Also, Cap'n wants to swim tonight, he'll post when he's going (I can't go, I have a retirement party to attend)

Pretty much the same thing we've had the last few days, water temps in the low sixties, calm and clear surface. Boring, almost, but the lake is never boring.

Brilliant idea of the day: a full moon swim. The next full moon is next Wednesday, August 5th.
We've during sunrise a zillion times, it would be cool to swim during moon rise over the lake.
(Actually, this is Sandie's idea, but it's such a good one I'll take credit.)

Astronomy lesson of the day: the full moon always rises at or near sunset, and sets near sunrise. If you don't believe me, take a couple balls to represent earth and moon, and a flashlight for the sun, and see how things need to align for the fully lighted disk of the moon to be visible from earth.

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