Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sunset, Sunrise

Next Swim: Thursday 5/27, 5PM, Klode

Last Swims: 6:30PM Tue 5/26 -- 6AM Wed 5/27
Beach: Klode
Water Temp: Tuesday night: 63, Wed morning 58
Air Temp: seventies
Waves: Calm
Clarity: crystal clear
Tuesday Crew: Gumdrop, Diablo, Capt'n, Patriarch, Alex, Gui, Megan and cheering from shore: Robin, Julie, Mike
(I feel like I'm forgetting someone, if so, please accept the apologies of this senile old man.)
Wednesday morning crew: Gumdrop, Diablo, Cap'n, Patriarch

It's great to be back in the swim of things, and even better to see old friends we haven't seen for a while, especially Gui, who came all the way from Brazil just to swim with us.

Last night the water was warm enough that Gui and Megan swam without wetsuits for twenty minutes. The rest of us were wimpy and warm in our wetsuits. The sun sank over the bluff as we made our way to Cedar Grove and back. Afterwards some of us celebrated the new season at the Pizza Kitchen.

This morning we were back at it. The lake had cooled off at least five degrees during the evening (hard to say exactly how much as there were pockets of warmer and cooler water, so it depended on where it was measured). For a longer swim, wetsuits were pretty much mandatory.

Cap'n and me rediscovered the "cannon" off south-south beach. We first found it a couple years ago in about ten feet of water, but last year it must have disappeared under the sand because we couldn't find it. But now it's back. We call it a cannon because it has two large metal wheels and some sort of cable or pipe between them, which when half buried in the sand looks very much like a cannon. But what exactly is it? And why is it a hundred meters or so offshore? Just one of the many mysteries of the lake.


Alex Docta said...

Great Way To Start The Swimming Season!!

Gumdrop said...

Not sunset-sundown and rise up! ARRG