Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Next Swims: Wednesday & Thursday 6AM Klode
Last Swim: Tuesday 6/7 6:30M
Water Temp: 61 (considerably cooler away from Klode rock piles)
Waves: Calm
Water Clarity: Excellent
Crew: Patriarch, Diablo, Gumdrop, Crash, eRun, Dave, AJ, Nick, Capt'n

A delightful air temp hovering around 90. A downright hot breeze from the south. A water temp pushing 62 degrees. Should be a no brainer for ditching the wetsuits....right? Well, at least Gumdrop, Diablo and I thought so. The rest, however, weren't quite as ambitious this evening.

As fate would have it, our journey southward quickly revealed that the water temp at Klode was more the exception than the norm.....and not by just a few degrees. If I had to guess, the actual water temp was probably in the low to mid 50s the further south and north from Klode you swam. (...but the bay around Klode was downright delightful for a skin swim!) Ah....the joys of how unpredictable the Lady of the Lake can be....even when you have technology on your side.

THEORY ALERT: Now, if you love to theorize....which I definitely do...you might question why the water was only warmer around the Klode beach this evening? Could it be that The Patriarch's 'love lube' IS actually enticing the Lady of the Lake??? Hmmmm...

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