Saturday, July 28, 2012

Comfortably Playful

Next Swims: Sunday 7/28 @ 1:30PM, Monday 7/29 6AM & 6PM

Last Swim: Fri 6PM & Sat 9AM
Water Temp: 72-74+
Waves: heavy chop / 1-3ft white caps Friday PM, moderate rolling chop Sat AM.
Water Clarity: Stirred up near shore, clearing off shore
PM Crew: The Patriarch, Kahuna, Jeff, Gumdrop, Showgirl, Lauren, Capt'n (plus one more...sorry, can't remember his name) with special guest appearance from Crash
AM Crew:  The Patriarch, Gumdrop, Showgirl, Flipper, Padre, Jack Frost, John, Dave, Not Dave's Wife, Jeff, Bruce, Capt'n, with special guest appearance from Crash

White capped sea serpents playfully splashed around the bay for as far as the eye could see Friday evening.  Excited about our Friday Fish Fry plans the crew was all to happy to join them for a Friday evening frolic across the bay.  The swim up to Garage took the crew about 15-20 minutes while the swim took little more than 5.

Gone Saturday morning were our white capped friends but the wake they left behind made once again for a challenging swim northward.  Comfortably warm water conditions and a cloudless sky encouraged the crew to continue our swim adventure all the way northward to mudslide despite a steady diet of playful 1ft waves that challenged just about every swim stroke.  The reward for our efforts northward was a swift and virtually effortless swim back to Klode....unless of course you're a workaholic like Jeff who chose to battle the near shore waves as they crested over the sandbars rather than enjoy the swift current southward that could be found outside of the sandbars..


James Biles said...

The Fine Wench and I had a nice morning swim on Friday at about 7:30 - beautiful conditions not to mention swimming buddy. We then headed to Lake Minnetonka for the National Championship 10 mile sim. The Fine Wench was an amazing support kayaker and sailed a straight and true line from point to point as my gps showed 10 miles exactly! I finished in 3 hours and 53 minutes, good enough for 3rd overall and first 50+ age and a National Championship!

Showgirl said...

Patriarch - Thanks for enlightening me regarding the true explanation of the phases of the moon. :)

And speaking of the moon, we've been quibbling about the upcoming full moon, and I found one site that said it's Wednesday, August 1st ,2012, 09:27:24 PM