Thursday, June 3, 2010

Back to Reality

Next Swim: Fri 6/4, 5:45AM, Klode

Last Swims: Wed, Thu, 5:45AM
Beach: Klode
Water Temp: 64 on Wed, 58 on Thu (brrrrr!)
Air Temp: fifties
Waves: calm Wed, 1-2 foot rollers on Thu
Clarity: clear Wed, a little cloudier on Thu, but still pretty good
Crew: Wed, Diablo, Capt'n, Patriarch, Gumdrop - Thu: Diablo, Capt'n, Patriarch - Gumdrop, where were you?

I KNEW it was too good to be true. Our streak of warm water days has ended. Now it's back to the reality of Lake Michigan in June. 58 degree water is swimable with a wetsuit, but it does take some fortitude. The hardest part is the first couple minutes as your body adjusts to the cold. After that it's not too bad, unless you stay in too long, then you'll spend an hour or two of shivering after you get out. You've got to want it, and we do, so we suffer. I read about people who swim in San Francisco Bay without wetsuits in 55 degree water, and I am in awe.
Gumdrop: we missed you.
JJ: let's wait for a better day.

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