Monday, October 26, 2009

Swan Swim

Beach: Klode
Water temp: 53
Air Temp: 48 & rain
Waves: 1ft - slight chop from northeast
Water Clarity: cloudy
Crew: Gabriel, Gumdrop, Capt'n
Next Swim: Klode 4:30 PM Tuesday

While walking down to the beach a lone white cap near the sand bars straight out from Klode's north beach caught the corner of my eye. I looked again and mentioned it to Gabriel who was walking down next to me. Upon closer review what I saw wasn't a white cap but 4 rather large white objects floating parallel to shore. Two large to be seagulls...but as they appeared to be moving slowly along with the waves we decided to swim out to them.

By the time we got into the water the objects had moved past Klode's south beach towards south south beach. About half way to south-south we finally got close enough to take another look at what we were chasing. As they appeared to be getting bigger Gabriel was quick to exclaim, "Buoys? wait....they're moving away from us.....quickly....they're....SWANS!"

A very interesting sight they were as we've never seen any swans in the water much less 4 of them. Kind of an odd sight given the time of year and cloudy/rainy conditions. We didn't hear them but hopefully they weren't their to sing any songs...we've got 5 more days yet until we get a shot at a November swim.

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