Ahoy mates!! It sure was a fine day to walk the plank for our biggest crew of the year. The water at Klode's south beach measured anywhere from 62-65 depending on where you were standing. The Patriarch, Diablo and I were a bit skidish at first about whether or not to swim skin but when The Patriarch declared with his trademark crazed eye stare that he was in for skin, Diablo and I too knew we would share the same fate of walking the plank minus a wetsuit. As fate would have it, our decision turned out to be an exceptional one.
The water today was exceptionally clear and the surface water for the most part was comfortably in the upper 60's to around 70. (...although there were a few pockets of cold water to remind you how temperamental the Lady of the Lake can be...) Certainly warm enough to support a 40 minute swim up to the mudslide and back. A few others, (Slip-n-slide, eRun, Chris, Dave), ventured further up to 3 piers before heading back.
To celebrate this afternoon's unexpectedly pleasant swim conditions we hoisted 10 shots of Pitsch to the wind. Ahhh, this sure be livin' large!!