Thursday, August 13, 2009

Heading in the right direction

Beach: Klode
Water temp: 57 last night, 55 this morning
Waves: calm
Water Clarity: Very clear
Crew: The Patriarch last night; The Patriarch, Gabriel, Capt'n this morning
Next swims: 4:30PM Thursday; 6:00AM Friday

A spring in The Patriarch's step was evident this morning....most likely the result of his evening swim fix on Wednesday. Having missed the opportunity last night I must admit that I'm a wee bit jealous....but glad to see the upwards trend in temps.

The warm-up has been slow...but the good news is temps have continued a steady trend upwards. The morning temps this week have been 46, 48, 52 & 55. Today's forecast for southerly winds are also a good sign as the maps indicate the water temps down in Chicago are around 80.

With the lure of the possibility that warmer water will arrive this afternoon (...afternoon temps have frequently this summer averaged 5-7 degrees warmer than the morning...) we decided to forgo this morning's chilly swim for hopefully a delightfully warm one this afternoon. I'll be counting down the minutes until 4:30 and another chance to get out for a swim.

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