Friday, October 7, 2011

The Magic Tranquility of Morning at Klode

Weekend Swims: Saturday and Sunday 10/8 and 10/9, 1:00PM both days

Last Swim: Friday 10/7 AM
Water Temp: 57
Waves: gentle rollers
Water Clarity: Excellent, the bottom is clearly visible again
Crew: Gumdrop, Kahuna, Cap'n, Diablo, Ben, Flipper, Patriarch

We spoke in hushed tones as we gathered at the top of Klode bluff so as not to disturb the serenity of the predawn darkness. We listened quietly as the birds gently tweeted their morning melody of greeting to the faint crimson glow of sunrise over the lake, supported in quiet harmony by the gentle lapping of waves on the shore. Ah, the magical tranquility of Lake Michigan just before dawn.

Shattered! Destroyed! Annihilated! By the HONK!! HONK!! HONK!! BEEP!!! BEEP!!! of Kahuna's car alarm. Over and over. While Kahuna fumbled with his buttons the rest of us hustled down to the beach before the rudely roused citizens of Whitefish Bay could come after us with guns and pitchforks.

If Kahuna's car alarm wasn't enough to awaken us, the plunge into the clear cool water certainly did the trick. But it was very pleasant to have crystal clear water again. I love watching the bottom glide by, almost like flying. Once the sun came up the bluff came alive autumn color. It should be a great weekend for swimming. The prediction is for warm and sunny weather, maybe our last really good days for a while. Come on out one last time!

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