Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"Refreshing" welcome

Beach: Klode
Water temp: 61
Waves: calm
Current: none
Crew: The Patriarch, Gumdrop, Margie, Capt'n
Clarity: great!
Next swim: Thursday 6AM Klode? (please comment if planning to swim Thursday am)

First time Klode swimmer / long time blog reader Margie greated The Patriarch and I as we slumbered down to the beach front this morning. It's always great to hear from those who follow these blog posts....and even better when they come out and join us for a swim! :)

Visually it was a picture perfect morning for a swim. The radient sun was climbing into the clear blue sky and a slightly rippled lake surface gave the illusion of refreshing retreat from the hot summer heat. But with an air and water temp of 61 this morning 'refreshing' required a little more determination to partake in than usual.

Practicing his speedy transitions this morning Gumdrop was the first to walk (run) the plank. Taking a more scientific approach to planning today's swim strategy, The Patriarch and the rest of the crew took a bit more time to prepare a game plan. For Margie, today's plan was to log a 1/2 mile swim. So under The Patriarch's profient guidance a course was plotted and we set sail..."to the garage!" he exclaimed with his now legendary crazed look in one eye and a nervous twitch of his wiskers.

Crisp & Clear....that's probaby the best way to summarize this morning's swim conditions. This morning's journey took us from Klode's southeast beach to the garage (approximately the 1/4 mile mark), them up to the rock wall and back. Swimming back I ventured out a little deeper to see how far I could swim out and still see the sandy lake bottom. Amazingly, even in 15-20ft of water and approximately 200 meters from shore, the rippled sand of the lake bottom could still be seen!

There's a good chance The Patriarch will venture back this afternoon and again tomorrow morning. If you're interested in joining The Patriarch this afternoon or tomorrow morning please post a comment. We will both be back for sure Thursday evening...time is negotiable.


1 comment:

Gumdrop said...

Swimmin with the sunrise-5:40