Thursday, August 12, 2010


Next Swim: Friday 8/13 5:45AM

Last Swim: Thursday 5:45AM
Water Temp: mid to upper 60's
Waves: Calm
Water Clarity: Very Good
Crew: Diablo, Padre, Kahuna, Blondie, Ele, Greg, Dave, Capt'n
(early(er) crew: Ramrod, Lil-Sista, Beth)

We were once again greeted by a thick fog along the Klode shoreline. The fog, however, quickly burned off as the sun rose and the air temps began to rise towards today's forecasted high of 90.

This was day 2 without the Patriarch-o-meter. Initial toe tests indicated a temp in the low 60's but upon reflecting back on the moment I think we may have been a little biased towards wearing wetsuits this morning. Perhaps we should have paid attention to the signs which indicated that we didn't really want to wear our wetsuits today....such as realizing that you're still wearing your shorts as you're pulling on your wetsuit or discovering that your wetsuit is on backwards after struggling to pull the wetsuit over your feet. (...of course I won't name any names here...)

This morning's swim took us up to the rockwall and back. Upon arriving back at the beach, Diablo and I returned to the water minus our wetsuits to log a quick journey up to the north beach downspout.

For those who missed this morning's swim but enjoy the jovial are a few of the topics that were brought up:
  • What sound does your favorite zoo animal make?
  • laughing like a pig
  • one arm swimming to counter boob imbalances
  • The Ruth-o-Meter
  • Wetsuit fashion tips...the 80's
  • Flash dance


robin said...

What an eerie stage set it was with the blanket of thick fog looming as we embarked on our swim. And to add to it, today’s swim was reminiscent of a scene straight out of Alfred Hitchcock’s movie ‘The Birds.’ It appeared the seagulls were ready for attack, swooping down on us as we swam along.

robin said...

Prelude to Friday the 13th?

Blondie said...

Come back Patriarch!!! :)

Beth said...

When, oh when, is the Saturday swim?

Kahuna said...

On Friday morning it was agreed that we would swim a 6:00 am on Saturday AT ATWATER BEACH IN SHOREWOOD. Assuming the water is reasonably clear and calm, the plan is to swim out and look at the wreck of the Appomatix. Hope to see you there.