Saturday, June 5, 2010
Next swim: Sunday, 6/6 1:oo PM Klode
Last Swim: Sat 6/5 1:00 PM
Water temp: 64.6
Air: low 70's mostly cloudy
Waves: very slight current from the south
Water Clarity: clear
Crew: The Patriarch, Diablo, Gumdrop, Nahi, Sandy, Brad, Julie, Capt'n with Special Guest appearance by Robin
Our streak of very pleasant water conditions persisted today for the seasons largest crew to date(8). Upon our arrival today the sun was shinning, the air temp was comfortably in the 70's and the winds were lightly blowing from the south east. By the time we would depart though the skies had clouded over and the air temp would drop a few degrees but it appeared only to matter to those who wore something less than a full wetsuit today.
Indeed, it was a borderline day. The water temp of 64.6 tempted you to ditch your wetsuit but the comfortable air temp and relatively calm seas tempted you even more to maximize your time in the water. Gumdrop didn't bat an eye before walking the plank without a wetsuit. Sandy and Julie both sported sleeveless wetsuits while the rest of us chose to swim in the comfort of full wetsuits.
For all of us, today's journey took us from Klode's south east beach up to the rockwall. Seeking to maximize their adventure today, The Patriarch, Diablo and Sandy continued up nearly to Three Piers before heading back. While our swim distances varied, (1.25 miles to 1.75 miles) remarkably the duration of time in the water for most of us was nearly the same at 50-55 minutes.