Sunday, August 30, 2009

Swimming Large

Beach: Klode
Water Temp: 62
Waves: 3 feet and building
Water Clarity:  Stirred Up near shore, translucent turquoise further out
Crew: Sandie, Brad, Gabriel, Mike, Gumdrop, Cap'n, Patriarch
Next Swim: Monday 6AM Klode

There we were, bobbing in three foot waves two hundred meters offshore on a beautiful sunny day, while Sandie tells a Swen and Ole joke about dragging up a long dead body in a snowmobile suit from the bottom of the lake and trying to administer CPR.  What could be more fun than that?  Well, maybe you had to be there to truly appreciate the moment.

Today was the first whitecap day of the season.  Here's an idea of how rough it was: it took us 25 minutes to swim the half mile to rockpile, but only 12 minutes back. My favorite part is when a big wave catches me from behind, throwing my feet up and head down, while my arms are flailing in air, and angry white foam breaks over me.  What a rush!

Brad's squeeze Sarah took a picture of the waterlogged crew as we staggered on the beach after the swim.  Hopefully she'll send it to me so I can post that memory of an awesome swim.

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