Monday, May 24, 2010

Wow! 60 Degree Water in May!

Date / Time: 5PM, Monday May 24th
Beach: Klode
Water Temp: 60
Air Temp: 85
Waves: Calm
Clarity: crystal clear
Crew: Gumdrop, Diablo, Capt'n, Linda, David, Patriarch
Next Swim: Tuesday, 6:30PM, Klode

I can hardly believe the lake was not just swimmable, but downright comfortable (in a wetsuit) on the 24th of May. We intended to do a short easy swim for the first outing of the year, but it felt so good we made it to "rockpile" and back, a little over a mile.

Maybe we're being sucker punched? Like last year, when there was great swimming early in the season, and then we got the cold shoulder from the lady for most of August. She wouldn't do that to us again, would she?

Yesterday, the Cap'n took the liberty of putting words in my mouth (I agree with the sentiment, but I never what he wrote). So, today I feel no guilt for speaking for him: "Hear ye, Hear ye, the Cap'n pronounces that if Robin shows up tomorrow, he will buy her and everyone else pizza after the swim." I will bring the Killepitsch to toast the new season.

1 comment:

Guilherme said...

Are you guys swimming today at 6:30pm?? I might give it a try...it`s been a while since I swam in Lake Michigan. Ay ay ay!!! Gui