Saturday, October 23, 2010

Full Moon Swim

Next Swim: Saturday 10/23, 1PM

Last Swim: Friday 10/22, 5:30PM
Water Temp: 54
Waves: a little choppy
Water Clarity: Stirred up sand
Crew: Blondie, Gumdrop, Beth, Diablo, Cap'n, Kahuna, Lane, David, Patriarch

A fantastic swim as the full moon rose over the lake. Lots of times the moonrise is obscured by fog or low clouds over the lake, but not last night. It's quite a site to see the moonbeams reflect at a low angle off the lake. Moonlight imparts a eerie translucence to the water, another unique experience that makes Lake Michigan swimming so enjoyable.

Five of us headed over to the Pizza Kitchen, the rest claimed to "have plans". Yeah right. Cap'n wins the prize for the lamest excuse, he said he needed to complete a status report. I can do it for him in one short sentence: Outstanding full moon swim.

9 comments:

Kahuna said...

Sunday's swim time?

Gumdrop said...

2:00

Kahuna said...
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Kahuna said...

A report of a tragic death over the weekend in the opposite sitution from what we have: http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/10/25/swim.temperature.factors/.

Kahuna said...

The gales of November come early, and they come tomorrow morning. Unlikely to be good for swimming, although I expect surfer Perry may benefit. I've mentioned "Dr. Popsicle" before, and his coldwater bootcamp. As we get closer to water temperatures in the 40's, you may want to check out his website www.coldwaterbootcamp.com. Be safe.

Gumdrop said...

Diablo and i have already a full winter season of open water swimming at Klode. The only time we couldn't manage was when we were presented with a 10 foot wall of snow and ice, although there was some talk of making seal holes, nothing ever really came of the idea, but I'm still thinking :-)! Here is a good link for cold water acclimation for those who aren't afraid to get wet in the winter.
http://www.outdoorswimmingsociety.com/index.php?p=swimming_tips&s=cold_water

Beth said...

What about Wednesday's swim?

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Gumdrop said...

Beth and I enjoyed the high winds and strong current at Bradford beach yesterday. Being pushed along by the waves and current I reckon we were close to Olympic speeds for the mile. For the most part though, it was a one way trip.