Friday, May 28, 2010

A Record Breaking May

Next Swim: Saturday 5/28 noon, Klode
We'll be swimming Sunday and Monday too, time to be determined, if you have a preference, post it in comments

Last Swims: 5PM Thursday 5/27 - 6AM Friday 5/28
Beach: Klode
Water Temp: Thursday afternoon: 65!, Wed morning 60
Air Temp: seventies
Waves: Thursday afternoon one foot chop, Friday morning gentle rollers
Clarity: crystal clear
Crew: Gumdrop, Diablo, Capt'n, Patriarch

I hate getting up before sunrise, especially now that I'm retired, and even more so when the first things I have to look at are the ugly unshaven mugs of Cap'n, Gumdrop and Diablo. But the gloom lifted after a fantastic sunrise swim, followed by a leisurely breakfast of toast and eggs.

The swimming has been unbelievable. I've never swum in Lake Michigan in May before, much less without a wetsuit, but the 65 degree water last night made it easy. Whatever slight chill we felt was quickly dissipated by a post-swim shot of Killepitsch, also a first for the year.

If the forecast is right, the fun should continue this holiday weekend. We'll swim Saturday at noon. Times for Sunday and Monday to be determined, stay tuned. Although mornings are most convenient, water temps have been roughly five degrees warmer in the afternoon, so probably somewhere midday to later, but we're flexible, if anybody has a preference, post a comment.

See you on the beach!

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