Sunday, July 24, 2011

searching for warmer water

Next Swim: Monday 7/25 6PM

Last Swim: Sunday 7/24 1PM
Water Temp: 52 - 58 (warmer surface water)
Air Temp: 80 & Mostly Sunny
Waves: occasional 1ft waves rolling in from the east
Water Clarity: great
Crew: The Patriarch, Diablo, Gumdrop, Ele, E-run, Beth, David, Dave, Chris, Jill, Capt'n with special guest appearance from Crash

Upon arriving at the beach this afternoon rumor's were circulating that the water temp was 69. Expecting to greet the return of warm warm water we were a little disappointed with our warmest reading of 58 from the Klode shore. Convinced that the warm water was out there The Patriarch declared that he'd keep swimming toward Michigan until he found the rumored water's of paradise. Sadly, we concluded after swimming about 400 meters out from shore that the water was actually colder further out than warmer.

Even though the official water temp readings today may not look warmer than yesterday as a whole I'd say the water today felt warmer than yesterday. While there were certainly pockets of warm and cold water (...more cold than warm...) the top few inches of surface water consistently felt warm.

With the breeze continuing to blow easterly and with occasional waves still rolling in the promise of warmer water returning soon still remains. Optimistic of greater swimming fortunes arriving tomorrow we hoisted a round of Pitsch to warm our souls until then.

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