Sunday, July 31, 2011
Next Swims: Mon Aug 1st 5:45AM & 6PM (we couldn't decide on morning or evening, so why not both?)
Last Swim: Sun 7/31 10AM to the shipwreck off Atwater beach
Water temp: 60 near shore, hot and cold spots offshore
Water Clarity: Excellent near shore, not so good at the shipwreck
Crew: Kahuna, Sonnakahuna, Gumdrop, Mike, Ben, Patriarch
Atwater beach is closed for construction, and our plan was to sneak in from the south. But Sonnakahuna was incensed, "Pirates don't sneak to the beach, they storm", and so he led us on a frontal assault of the barricades, and we stormed the beach. From there it was out to the shipwreck to hunt for sunken treasure. The water clarity was moderate, no gold doubloons were sighted, but we did get some glimpses of the wreck, including a large metal cylindrical piece I had never seen before. From the pictures of the ship, I think it might have been the smokestack.
Other than the lack of clear water at the wreck it was a perfect day for a swim, nice and warm and sunny. Let's hope for more of the same tomorrow.