Thursday, September 23, 2010

Harvest Moon Skin Swim

Next Swim: Friday 9/24 6AM

Last Swim: Thursday 9/23 6:30PM
Water Temp: 60+ (62?)
Waves: slight chop from the south
Water Clarity: cloudy
Crew: Gumdrop, Crash, Capt'n

Well, the Harvest Moon may have been a no show...but the Lady of the Lake and Mother Nature certainly did their parts to make this evening's swim a very pleasant experience. Arguably this evening's water was more than likely the warmest for the month at Klode. Unfortunately the Patriarch-o-meter was not present to record an official temperature but my unofficial toe test definitely placed this evening's water temp warmer then this morning's 58. An air temp on the plus side of 80 and a very tropical breeze from the south also helped to convince me that a skin swim would be manageable this evening. For Gumdrop though, going skin this evening was never in doubt as he didn't even bring a wetsuit to the beach.

This evening's swim consisted of a vigorous and quick swim north just beyond the sewer pipe. When we realized the water was not nearly as cold as we first thought we decide to take a more leisurely swim back....although, truth be told, a strong current from the south may also have had something to do with the extended duration of our swim back. Regardless, we still spent a considerable amount of time in the water just beyond Klode's southeast rock pile howling at the clouds and hoping the Harvest Moon would grace us with a peak-a-boo or two from behind the clouds. No luck though so we completed our swim journey by continuing our swim down to Klode's south beach before climbing back ashore.

2 comments:

Kahuna said...

It is so going to be raining Friday morning at 6.

Beth said...

So much for your skills as a meteorologist!