Wednesday, December 2, 2009

11/29 Swim Report - 45.3

Beach: Klode
Water Temp: 45.3
Air Temp: 42
Waves: slight chop from north
Crew: Dewdrop, Diablo, Hook
Next Swim: TBD (probably Friday)

The clouds were just starting to thin out when we arrived at Klode Sunday. The cold morning showers had moved out but the sun had yet to break through. The damp / cool air conditions and westerly breeze had all the makings for a bone chilling day but with the shelter of the Klode bluff and the excitement of swimming the conditions had little impact on our determination to log a swim.

We knew this day would arrive at some point but for some reason we all were a little surprised by Sunday's water temp of 45.3....nearly a whole degree colder than our record. It was still business as usual though. Diablo still walked the plank minus socks and gloves as did Dewdrop. The slight chop required a little extra effort for us to make it up past the north beach sewer pipe but I'd contend that the distraction of the waves helped to take our minds off of the water temp. ...of notable interest, though, Dewdrop swam remarkably faster in the 45 degree water than he has in the past. ...Diablo and I are still pondering theories as to why...

Due to work schedules this week we will have to wait until later in the week to log our next swim. Stay tuned...we will hopefully be back in action Friday or Saturday.

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