Saturday, June 4, 2011

Late arrivals miss the Pitsch

Next Swim: Sunday 1pm
Last Swim: 1pm Saturday
Water Temp: 55
Waves: calm
Clarity: good...turquoise blue water with hazy view of bottom
Crew:
1st Shift - The Patriarch, Diablo, Gumdrop, Capt'n with special guest Crash
2nd Shift - Slip-n-slide, eRun, Steph

Ahh, what an exceptional day to be at Klode beach! The call of the Lady of the Lake this afternoon was nothing short of mesmerizing. Brilliant blue waters along with plentiful sunshine and air temps in the 80s made it down right impossible to resist walking the plank....despite a water temp of just 55.

The seas were calm....quite the stark contrast to yesterdays turbulent adventure. Water clarity has improved significantly from last weekend and now the lake bottom can easily be seen in 10 feet of water. Pockets of warm water were sparse today but were sufficient to encourage Diablo to swim our mile long journey down to the "sewer pipe" and back with a sleeveless wetsuit. (It would appear that Diablo intends to compete with Kahuna for the title of "Badass".)

Upon arriving back at the Klode beach we were greeted by a second shift crew of Slip-n-Slide, eRun (....known by some as Feldy or Erin...) and Steph. They were a bit shy at first to walk the plank....but that may have been because they knew there were missing out on an exceptional round of Killepitsch. Next time mateys arrive a little earlier so ya' don't miss out. :)

3 comments:

Paula Suozzi said...

Can anyone who is training for open water swimming join your swims? I had been working towards a 10K swim but got sick and am back to around 2-3 miles only now. Doing the Bayfield/Madeline Island swim in August and would love to get in some cold water with others. Thanks for any information you can send my way.

Casey said...

Hey Paula,

I too was thinking of joining them for a swim sometime soon. You'll have to let me know when you go and I'll join you. From reading the blog it does sound like anyone is welcome.

Beth said...

Paula, Casey - Did anyone respond to you? In any case, YES, come anytime.