Friday, November 27, 2009

First Annual(?) Turkey Day Swim

Beach: Klode
Water Temp: 47.3
Air Temp: 41
Waves: 1-3ft
Clarity: clear
Current: from the northeast
Crew: Dewdrop, Diablo, Hook
Next Swims: Klode Friday 1PM, Saturday noon, Sunday noon

Despite a delayed start by 30 minutes due to my Turkey Day 10K in Sheboygan our first ever Turkey Day swim went amazingly well. The showers from earlier in the day had moved out and occasionally the sun would peak out from behind the wintery looking clouds. Thankfully, the forecasted snow showers stayed well south of us.

A strong northwesterly wind made for a few waves but thanks to the configuration of the Klode bay and the high bluff we were for the most part protected from the brunt of the 15-20 mph winds. The Lady of the Lake still provided a few thrills for us as we swam past Klode's north beach en route to the garage. Surprisingly for Dewdrop and I, despite swimming quite a ways from shore, we were pummelled by a couple of waves that appeared to crest higher than 3ft over the outer sandbars. Diablo, showcasing his veteran navigational skills, opted to swim further out to avoid the possibility of being surprised by a freak monster wave or two.

The forecast this weekend is looking exceptional for November. We plan to swim each of the next 3 days. If all goes according to plan we will set a new record Friday....wetsuit swim number 100 for the season. We are also now just 5 days away from logging our first ever December swim.

Come on out and be a part of history...the water's great! :)

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