Water Temp: 54 (...but warmer 25 meters from shore)
Air Temp: 49
Water Temp: 61 (...but mid-60's away from the rock piles)
Air Temp: 60
It's almost as if the numbingly cold water temps this year are but a mere aberration. In little more than 24 hours water temps have recovered from a low of 45 to the same point they were just a day earlier. Surprisingly, this marvel of nature has occurred every time the water temp has dipped below 50 degrees this summer.
To put an exclamation point today's return of warm water Diablo and I this evening comfortably logged a skin swim. This though, should not overshadow the performance of Flipper this morning who was the only brave crew member to walk the plank skin for our Garage and back voyage.
Interesting stats: Plank counter currently stands at 949....1000 for the year is a distinct possibility by next weekend. Consecutive day streak currently stands at 93 days....100 is a distinct possibility by next weekend. Skin Counter stands at 85...could 100 skin swims this year also be within reach? In prior years our wetsuit count by far out numbered our skin count. As of Wednesday the skin counter posted it's biggest lead ever at 84-49. Is it possible that the skin count finish the season ahead of wetsuit?