Sunday, August 15, 2010
The Best Kept Secret in Milwaukee
Next Swims: Mon & Tue 8/16 -17, 5:45AM Klode
Last Swim: Sun 8/15, 1PM, Klode
Water Temp: 71, but occasional pockets of cold water
Waves: Calm, but a big current going north to south
Water Clarity: Crystal Clear
Crew: Diablo, Gumdrop, Kahuna, Cap'n, San Diego Joe, Team Nagle, Brad, David, Eileen, Patriarch
Kahuna Joke-o-Meter: groan
Kahuna's "Does It Float?": Yes
A perfect summer's day brought out everyone. The beach was littered with swimmers, boaters, sunbathers, families, kayakers, young lovers, rock skippers, dogs, and dragonflies. On our way north we dodged between boats and the people swimming off of them. I stopped to talked to one group, who told me that Klode Beach and Whitefish Bay is the best kept secret in Milwaukee. I agree.
Perry's kids kept pace with us along the beach, and we swam skin well over a mile while the sun danced on the bottom. A big current made the return to the beach almost effortless. A special day.
Pirates Plunge on Sunday http://www.piratesplunge.com/
Tuesday Evening 8/24: Howl at the full moon swim
Sat Sept 11th, Chicago : Big Shoulders http://bigshoulders.org/ (Hurry, it's 80% full!)