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.

Coming Events:
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!)

2 comments:

Beth said...

(1)I'm swimming Tuesday at 6PM.

(2)Anyone interested in coordinating transportation for the Pirates Plunge? I quote, "...transportation from Bradford Beach is not provided back to the boat launch downtown."

The Patriarch said...

Beth, I suggest we meet at Bradford Beach about 6:30 to take the water temp and plan our strategy (my strategy is to hang on to Diablo's legs and have him tow me to the beach). We can form car pools from there.