Friday, September 24, 2010

AM Harvest Moon Swim

Next Swims: Saturday & Sunday @ Noon

Last Swim: Friday 9/24 6AM
Water Temp: 56.7
Waves: current pushing from south
Water Clarity: cloudy near shore / clear beyond sandbars
Crew: Diablo, Kahuna, Beth, Capt'n

Despite a big wind with gusts in excess of 30mph overnight the conditions Friday morning were rather pleasant. The bay and surrounding bluff provided a nice retreat from the steady winds which would have surely made for rough seas. Instead we had but a modest current from the south and a chilly water temp of 56 degrees to deal with this morning.

The harvest moon did manage to peak out from behind the clouds in the western sky ever so briefly just before we walked the plank this morning spurring some debate on whether this morning's swim should be considered the official Harvest Moon Swim.

Of notable interest this morning, the Lady of Lake was apparently busy over night doing some house keeping along Klode's south beach. Gone is the 10ft wide stretch of rocks and pebbles that lined the southern shore. Now a sandy and very gradual descent can be made by those walking the plank from south beach.

With the current pushing from the south we decided to change things up a bit this morning. Rather than swim north we journeyed south almost to the south side down spout before returning.

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