Monday, July 4, 2011

3 swims on the 4th

Next Swim: Klode Tuesday 7/5 6PM

Last swims: Monday 7/4 (Big Bay) 10AM, 1PM & 3:30PM
Water Temp (3:30PM): 63.4
Air Temp: 82 & Sunny
Waves: slight current from south
Water Clarity: Clear with spotty clumps of floating weeds
10AM Crew: The Patriarch, Melanie
1PM Crew: Diablo, Gumdrop, Brad, Phil with Special Guest Sarah
3:30PM Crew: Diablo, Kahuna, SonofKahuna, Kobinsky, Capt'n

The Patriarch's toe test at 10am indicated a skinable water temp in the mid 60's. So what did The Patriarch do? He logged a swim skin.

At this time it is unclear what Diablo's & Gumdrop's toe tests read at 1pm but initial reports are that nobody swam skin. their defense though nobody was aware of The Patriarch's official proclamation that today was 'skin day'.

The official Captn-o-meter water temp reading at 3:30pm was 63.4. Nice enough for Diablo and I to log a skin swim but the offshore water was most likely closer to 60 than 65. We logged our swim southward into a very slight current. Our journey took us to a hidden little beach that reminded me of Pirate's Cove that's just about to the southern point that's viewable from Big Bay & Klode. The water conditions were very pleasant although the clumps of floating seaweeds close to shore were a bit annoying at times. On our return journey, swimming 50 meters or more offshore was sufficient to avoid these annoyances.

Traditionally the Klode beach is open the morning following Fireworks but it can be a bit trashed. As a result, the plan is to resume our Klode swims at 6pm Tuesday evening.

1 comment:

Gumdrop said...

I had a delightful skin swim at 1.temeperatures were perfect. Also in attendance was special guest Gumdrop Jr.