Monday, June 7, 2010
Ifs, Ands, and Butts
Next Swim: Tuesday 5:45 AM Klode
Last Swims: Sunday 1PM, Monday 5:45AM
Water temp: around 60, but pockets of warmer and colder
Air temps: seventies yesterday, fifties this morning
Waves: Yesterday small rollers, this morning 1-2 footers
Water clarity: Sunday - a little couldy, more cloudy on Monday, lots of stirred up sand
Sunday Crew: Cap'n, Gumdrop, Diablo, Patriarch, Kahuna, Julie, Diamond Dave, Matthew
Monday Crew: Cap'n, Diablo, Patriarch, The Israeli
Two more great swimming days, so nice yesterday that we cruised almost to "three piers" and back, which is close to two miles from the south end of the beach where we started.
The excellent swimming so early in the season has us concocting plans for what we might do if the great conditions continue. Cap'n was proposing to "swim the lakefront" in pieces, from McKinley up to Virmond, perhaps even Concordia. Diamond Dave was suggesting he would put his boat a ways out and we could swim out to it (although it makes more sense to me to start from his boat and swim in - that way the boat can follow us - providing an escape route). Kahuna was suggesting that next Saturday we plan a swim around the Shorewood Men's Club Chicken Barbeque at Atwater Beach (perhaps a shipwreck swim, out to the sunken steamship Appomatox? Excellent ideas all! If the water stays warm and the swim gods favor us.
This morning we swam to Cedar Grove as a sparkling sun rose. When we got out of the water, the lady exercise class on the beach were on their backs waving their butts back and forth in our direction, which I can only assume was their way of showing their appreciation of our strokes.