Monday, October 10, 2011

Century Skin Swim Mark Obtained

Next Swims: Monday 5:30PM

Last Swims: Saturday 10/8 1PM & Sunday 10/9 1PM

Saturday 10/8 1PM Conditions:
Water Temp: 60.8
Air Temp: upper 70's & Sunny
Waves: slight chop from south
Water Clarity: clear
Crew: The Patriarch, Diablo, Kahuna, Riptide, Phil, Mike, Pete, Capt'n

Sunday 10/9 1PM Conditions:
Water Temp: 61.2
Air Temp: upper 70's & Sunny
Waves: slight chop from south
Water Clarity: crystal clear
Crew: The Patriarch, Diablo, Kahuna, Crash, Capt'n

Wow...what an exceptional weekend for swimming! Cloudless skies and air temps comfortably in the upper 70's. Even the water warmed up a couple of degrees for us. About the only imperfection was a slight chop challenging our swim journey southward both days.

Saturday we logged our 100th skin swim of the year with Diablo, Kahuna, Riptide and I all logging an impressive skin swim down to the south sewer pipe and back. Despite the chop challenging us and several pockets of cooler water (upper 50s?) we weren't going to let a day like this slip away without swimming at least 30 minutes in the water.

The weather conditions Sunday were nearly dejavu from Saturday but the chop from the south felt a little more challenging to swim against....although that may have been because we choose to swim first northward from Klode's south beach with the current and then return against the waves. Typically the crew prefers to swim against the current at first rather than with it...but conventional wisdom Sunday was tossed aside with Kahuna campaigning heavily for a romantic journey northward to enjoy the vibrant fall colors along the north shore.

As was the case Saturday Diablo and I logged our swim voyage skin with entire crew celebrating our exceptional good fortune this year with a few rounds of Pitsch. The Pitsch counter now stands at 271 for the season. ...anyone see another milestone coming? :)

This morning only Diablo and I showed up for an AM swim. Not surprisingly it was pretty much pitch black when we arrived at Klode. As the sun continues to rise later every morning we traditionally end our am swims around this time of year. If anyone is interested in continuing the AM swims please post a comment.


Gumdrop said...

Musta just missed you guys, showed up at 6:30 and no one was there. I'll be there at 6:15 tomorrow.

Gumdrop said...

Any one interested in doing a full moon swim tonight at 8:16 PM (the official time of the full moon) at McKinley?