Thursday, August 18, 2011
On The Fritz
Next Swims: Thursday 8/18 6PM, Friday 8/19 5:45AM
Last Swims: Wednesday 6PM, Thursday 5:45AM
Water Temp: high 60's (not sure, thermometer on the fritz)
Waves: Choppy Wed evening, small rollers Thursday morning
Water Clarity: Good in most spots, some areas of murkiness
Wed evening crew: Jeff, Diablo, Mike, Tim, Patriarch, and Steve on his jet ski
Thu morning crew: Ben, James, Chris, Diablo, Cap'n, Patriarch
We've been swimming twice a day for a couple weeks now, and the crew is fraying a bit around the edges. Arms and shoulders are tired and sore. Too much time is spent gabbing on the beach, trying to delay walking the plank and plunging into cool water. The jokes are stale and lame. Our water thermometers need batteries. Even the beach is starting to smell from washed up rotting algae.
All of which is quickly forgotten when the sun rises in a crimson sky, sparkling the waves and illuminating the bottom. Some people watch sunrise from the top of the bluff, some from the beach, but I think the best vantage point is in the water.