Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Something New Every Day

Next Swims: Tuesday 8/30 6:00PM, Wednesday 8/31 5:45 (yes Speed, there is a 31st day in August!)

Last Swims: Monday 6PM, Tuesday 5:45AM
Water Temp: High Sixties
Waves: Very choppy Monday evening, calm Tuesday morning
Water Clarity: Zero visibility Monday evening, clear as could be Tuesday morning
Mon Evening Crew: Patriarch, Cap'n, Crash, Gumdrop, Matt, Tim, Mike
Tue Morning Crew: Patriarch, Diablo, Kahuna, Steve, Speed, Kelly, Matt, Coach Jess!

You never know what you might find on the beach. Last night there was a guy who looked a lot like Mike, but with a lot less hair. (As is often the case, when a man does something out of character there is a woman to blame.)

This morning I was very pleasantly surprised to have Coach Jess join us. At least I think it was her, I'm never awake when I arrive and the cold water numbs brain afterwards, so I'm never thinking clearly. Anyhow if was an hallucination, it was a good one.

Another surprise was the clear calm water. After several days of fighting choppy murky water, it seemed so easy and pleasant to be gliding effortlessly over the clearly visible bottom. And once again, we were treated to a spectacular sunrise as we coasted north along the coast.

Note to James: Mike said there would be some Shorewood swimmers attempting a Big Bay to Beach Drive swim today at noon (that's 5K, more or less).

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