Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Much to Report, and to Apologize For
Next Swim: Wed 7/28 5:45 AM, followed by coffee and/or bakery at Stone Creek
Here is a picture from last night's Howl at the Full Moon Swim. Notice how the moonbeams shine directly on me. It's a sign.
Last Swims: Mon 5:45, Mon 8PM, Tue 5:45AM
Water Temps - Mon morning 63, Mon evening 68, Tue morning 65
Water Clarity: Very Clear
Mon AM Crew: Cap'n, Diablo, David, Patriarch
Howl at the Moon Crew: Cap'n, Gumdrop, Diablo, Kahuna, David, Greg, Brad, Beth, Robin (Crash?), Brad, Patriarch
Tue AM Crew: Cap'n, Diablo, Blondie, Greg, Ruth, PerryB, Patriarch
First, the apology. I have committed the unforgivable sin of forgetting to bring the Killepitsch last night. As penance I will drink multiple shots clad in a leopard skin European cut swimsuit.
Second, a word on water quality. As you probably know all the Milwaukee County beaches have been closed since Thursday's storm. You wouldn't know it to look at the water though, it's crystal clear, even near shore. Of course clear water does not necessarily mean clean water, but it's a chance I'm willing to take.
Third, the Howl at the Full Moon swim worked out very well. Luckily the skies were clear and we witnessed a monster moon rise over the lake. We did a lot of howling too.
Finally, I want to say that the swimming has been GREAT. Most of the time it's plenty warm enough to swim without wetsuits. And the weather forecast looks very favorable, with warm temps and generally easterly winds. Now is the time to swim!