Thursday, July 22, 2010
Everything is Trending Up
Next Swim: Fri 7/23 5:45AM Klode
Last Swims: Wed & Thu 5:45 AM
Water Temp: We think low to mid-sixties (the thermometer is on the fritz, so we're not sure).
Water Clarity: a little clearer each day since the big storms, but today's storms may stir it up again.
Wed Crew: Cap'n, Diablo, Kahuna, Blondie, David, Perry, Robin, Patriarch
Thu Crew: Cap'n, Diablo, Kahuna, Blondie, Robin, Beth, Ruth, Rob, Greg, Patriarch
It must be something in the water in Whitefish Bay. Rabbits, biting flies, and swimmers are proliferating like little Diablos. It's good to see such a big crew. Even better, the water is warming into skin-swim territory, although it's cool enough that you need to limit your swim to 20-30 minutes or pay the shiver-price (check with Cap'n, he is the expert on this).
Another upward trend is that we stopped for breakfast for the second time this week, this time at Stone Creek, where I heartedly recommend the dark chocolate mocha and the cherry scones. No better way to start the day than a gorgeous sunrise, a skin-swim, and breakfast.
Hopefully, the water will warm enough that we could attempt longer skin-swims this weekend. Would noon or 1PM work for people? Please comment. Also, how about a "howl at the full moon" swim at moonrise (sunset) on Monday? Teacher Blondie will present a lesson on Why the Full Moon Always Rises at Sunset (quiz to follow).