Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Patriarch Returns!

Next Swim: Sunday 11:30AM

Last Swims: Friday 6AM, Saturday 2PM
Water Temps: Friday - 53 / Saturday 57
Air Temp: Friday - 47 / Saturday 73
Waves: Calm
Water Clarity: clear
Crew: Friday - Diablo, Capt'n / Saturday - The Patriarch, Diablo, Kahuna, Capt'n

The skies were clear Friday morning but the simple fact Friday morning was that New Moon = No Moon. As a result Diablo and I began our swim with a darker start than usual for our swim. The glowing red horizon though turned out to be adequate illumination for us to enjoy the clear water conditions.

The big mystery on Friday...who stole our bags! Upon returning from an extended swim down to south south beach Diablo and I were a bit miffed to find that our bags had been taken. With a cool are temp of 47 my immediate reaction was "oh, this is just great...47 freakin' degrees and no dry clothes...." But who would have done such a dastardly thing? Perhaps the local law enforcement or hazmat teams removed Diablo's bag due to the strange aroma permeating from it...and confiscated mine just in case it had been contaminated? Or perhaps it was souvenir seekers looking to grab the legendary gear of Diablo and Capt'n?

....as it would turn out...the missing bags were the result of none other than.....the return of The Patriarch who hid himself behind the brush along the bluff just long enough to yell "ARRG!!!" and scare the bajeebus out of me as I searched for our gear.

Conditions today were absolutely stupendous! Unfortunately Kahuna could not enjoy an extended swim with the rest of us due to a previous commitment to frolic through an apple orchard. (editorial note...sure would suck to be Kahuna and have to cut a delightful day for a swim short on account of something like that...but then again...this way he didn't have to swim as long with The Patriarch and his powder puff pink cap.)

1 comment:

Indah said...

monday morning?? looks like it's warming up!