Friday, July 29, 2011

1 for 2, 2 for 1

Next Swim: Saturday 7/30, Noon

Last Swim: Friday 7/29, 5:45 AM & 6PM
Water Temp: 53 (am) 59+ (pm)
Waves: Calm
Water Clarity: clear (am), slightly cloudy (pm)
Crew (am): The Patriarch, Diablo, Kahuna, Slip-n-Slide, Blondie, Capt'n
Crew (pm): The Patriarch, Diablo, Crash, Phil, Walt, Walt's friend, Capt'n

At the Thursday evening swim there were two rumors buzzing around the crew. (1) Diablo was "in" for going out to the Pirates Pizza Kitchen following the swim & (2) Blondie was actually going to show up Friday morning. With a loud chuckle and his whiskers twitchin' The Patriarch remarked "if ya believe that I got a treasure map I'd like to sell ya". (...or at least I think it was something like that...)

Well, lo and behold, Diablo arrives and true to The Patriarch's prediction Diablo was not able to reach an accord with Mrs. Diablo to allow him to come out to the Pirates Pizza Kitchen.

Fast forward to this morning. The time is 6am and we're about to walk the plank...Blondie's nowhere to be seen. Now of course we know better than to doubt The Patriarch...after all, he introduced the crew to "love lube" and "Barbi the blow-up swimmer". But much to our amazement as we were walking the plank The Patriarch remarks 'Dar she blows!' wait, he didn't say that....that's what the crew proclaimed the day The Patriarch blew up Barbi....

...anyways, I you probably guessed Blondie did show up...albeit a little tardy but she did show up and even walked the plank too! The water this morning may have been cold but we all warmed up afterwards with breakfast at Stone Creek and stories from Slip-n-Slide about his Lake Placid Ironman adventure. The most noteworthy story being about Slip-n-Slides amazing bike ride and how Andy Schlek really can't hang with him with out his brother pulling him along. :)

We returned to the beach this evening for a Skin or Bust swim. The initial reading of 59 wasn't encouraging for our attempt to log swim #2 of today. But with his trademarked crazed one eye stare and his whiskers twitchin' The Patriarch grabbed Barbi and declared "let's get er done!" And so we did...logging a swim up to The Garage and back and then down to south south beach just because we could.


erun said...

Swam south to the staircase at 2:30 w/ Dave Larson and the water was crystal clear and my "guess" when I first waded into the water was 59, with definite patches of warmer (almost too warm) and colder (but still bearable) water. Seemed really comfortable overall, though.

Kahuna said...

Talked with Greg. The sunken boat swim will be at 10 on Sunday.