Saturday, June 4, 2011

Nothing Like Your First Time

Next Swims: Saturday 1pm & Sunday 1pm
Last Swim: 6pm Friday
Water Temp: 56
Waves: 1-2ft
Clarity: cloudy...clearer further offshore
Crew: The Patriarch, Diablo, Gumdrop, Beth, Capt'n

Ah....there's nothing like your first time in the Lake for a season. In a way it's kind of like falling in love again. Of course for most it doesn't go beyond a simple facial expression or a few words to share the experience.

Friday marked The Patriarch's first swim for the season. Determined to make this a special occasion The Patriarch came prepared with a new wetsuit and....a great a great big bottle of love lube??? Now he claimed that it came with wetsuit....but there was just something about the way he gleefully spritzed himself with from head to toe that just didn't look....normal. Was he perhaps trying to woo the Lady in the Lake? Or perhaps his goal this year it to one up Gumdrop's flashy budgie smuggler outfit? Regardless, next time The Patriarch pulls out his lube I'm turning the other way....unless of course Gumdrop is in that direction in which case I'll just close my eyes and pretend I'm in my happy place.

The waves were a blast on Friday! Even though the Patriarch and Captin-o-meters read 56 the water didn't feel nearly that cold. Our swim route Friday followed Monday's journey down to South South beach upto the north beach downspout and then home. To top off our great adventure we all went out to the Pirates Pizza Kitchen for some grub afterwards. Ahhh....livin' the dream!!

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