Monday, May 31, 2010

Svetlana, Svetlana, Svetlana

Next Swims: Tuesday June 1st, 5:45 AM (ugh!) Klode

Last Swim: Monday 5/29 noon
Beach: Klode
Water Temp: between 60 and 65, depending on where you measured it
Air Temp: seventies
Waves: flat calm
Clarity: perfectly clear
Crew: Diablo, Capt'n, Patriarch, Sandie, Robin

Like a love smitten teenager, all Sandie could talk about was Svetlana. Svetlana, Svetlana, Svetlana. Svetlana was the name he gave to a topless woman he supposedly saw on his way down to the beach. I say "supposedly" because Cap'n and me were right behind him and didn't see anything, and also because Klode is a busy public beach and the people of Whitefish Bay are not generally known for their liberal attitudes about nudity.

So it seems unlikely, although Diablo did confirm Sandie's story, but then again Diablo can hardly be considered to be a reliable source. Another thing, the story kept changing. At first topless Svetlana was hinted to be a beautiful young woman (making it even more unlikely that Cap'n and me didn't see her), but later Svetlana was a fat old lady. So which was it? Gorgeous nymph? Fat old lay? Hallucination? I'm not sure we'll ever know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Anyhow, it was a great day for a swim. We were dragging a bit after this morning's Guardian Angel run, but as always a plunge into the cool water energized us. We wore wetsuits because there were pockets of very cold water. We managed our longest swim of the year so far, over a mile and a half.

After that, it was over to my place for beer, brats, burgers, and of course a round of Killipitsch. A most excellent day!

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