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
Waves: calm
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!


Blondie said...

Does howling mean "squealing like little girls" by any chance?? :)

We can discuss this matter at breakfast tomorrow morning...!

Gumdrop said...

The unforgiven-To Patriarch (or perhaps Capitano), I cant believe no one mentioned there was still an e-coli alert and no sign was present. To Blondie (teacher)-I had brought my number 2 pencil all loaded up and ready to go, just imagine my disappointment! Worst of all, no Killepitsch, really now, what were you thinking? I don't know if i can handle another full moon swim.

Diablo said...

What the crap is this? You forgot the Killepitsch, then you wander around with an european cut style (the visual is not good) and finally you'll go out for pastry and blueberry muffins. What happened to the Patriarch? Who is this decaf Patriarch? Perhaps the otiginal Patriarch was abducted by alliens (see the moonbeam shining on him). What's next a cup of tea instead of Killepitsch... Only one thing I must say: Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen!

Blondie said...

The Patriarch had a Chai Tea drink today for breakfast...you might be right about him being abducted Diablo...

irondetermination said...

Gumdrop, are you doing your best impression of the Fonz? Ehhhhh
This is a great group shot!