Saturday, June 12, 2010
Next Swim: Sunday 6/13 9AM Klode
Following the swim, some of us will be heading for the Locust Street Festival to participate in the legendary Beer Run: http://www.locust-street.com/locuststreetfestival.htm
Last Swim: Saturday 6/12 Atwater Beach noon
Water temp: 63
Waves: 1-2 feet
Water Clarity: cloudy near shore, but clear enough further out to see the shipwreck
Crew: Gumdrop, Diablo, Kahuna, Patriarch, Brad
The cool damp foggy weather didn't stop the fun. We swam out to the shipwreck of the Appomattox : http://www.wisconsinshipwrecks.org/explore_appomattox_intro.cfm
I'm always amazed at how big it is (supposedly it was the largest wooden ship ever built). Diablo, Kahuna and me swam back to shore, but Gumdrop and Brad continued on to the big buoy further out, well over a mile round trip, maybe a mile and a half.
We topped off the swim with chicken dinners, beer, and sundaes, with a cherry on top, of course, courtesy of the Shorewood Men's Club.