Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Who is Howling at Who?
Next Swims: Thu & Fri, 8/26 & 8/27, 5:45AM Klode
The swimming has been so fantastic that there's hardly time for blogging. Swimming at Klode is only the beginning, it's also been the Pirates Plunge, going out to eat, pounding shots of Killepitsch, howling at the moon, doing Blondie's pop quiz. More and more swimmers are joining us. This has gone beyond just an informal swim group. We're establishing a whole Lake Michigan Swim Culture. We have our own beach, our own nicknames, our own beverage, our own jokes, our own slang. All we need is someone to start singing songs about us.
Anyhow, here is a summary of our last four swims:
Dates: Mon AM, Tue AM, Tue PM, Wed AM
Water Temps: 67-70, comfortably skin-swimmable
Waves: Calm to small rollers and a little chop
Water Clarity: Cloudy Mon & Tue, Settled down and cleared up on Wed
Mon AM Crew: Cap'n, Diablo, Crash, Slip&Slide, Blondie, Gabe, Patriarch
Tue AM Crew: Cap'n, Diablo, Bill, Patriarch
Tue PM Crew (a record!): Cap'n, Diablo, Crash, Gumdrop, Kahuna, Blondie, Slip&Slide, San Diego Joe, Sarah, Eileen, James, Cathy, Jeff, Beth, Patriarch
Wed AM Crew: Cap'n, Diablo, Crash, Sarah, Lane, Colin, Gabe, Patriarch
Irony Dept: Our "Howl at the Full Moon Century Swim" was a great success, even though the star of the show decided not to show, preferring to hide behind the clouds. But there he was, in all his glory, setting in the western sky on Wednesday morning when we arrived on the beach before sunrise, more than a bit groggy from last night's swim and post-swim feast. I think he was howling at us, rather than us howling at him.
By the way, I aced Blondie's quiz. I believe I was the only one to do so, despite everyone else trying to cheat. I await my trophy. Blondie, if you send me the quiz I'll post it, it was very clever.
Also, a number of you have been taking pictures, if you have any good ones send them to me and I will post them.
See you on the beach!