Saturday, July 14, 2012

Like the Caribbean Without the Colorful Fish

Next Swim:  Sunday 1PM (we may swim to Big Bay again if the conditions are good)

Last Swim: Sat 7/14 8AM
Water Temp: 70+
Waves: Calm
Water Clarity: Excellent
Crew: Sir James, Kahuna, Showgirl, Diablo, Lauren, Larry, Tim, Two Brians & a Ryan, Patriarch

Three Lake Michigan newbies joined us today.  One of them said he never knew Lake Michigan could be like that.  He described it as like the Caribbean without the colorful fish.    On the other hand, there aren't any sharks or jellyfish either.   Kahuna did see some carp, but those are neither colorful nor dangerous.

I can't ever remember a streak of swimming this good in the Lake.  Ever since the 4th the water has been warm and clear and except for a couple days mostly calm.  I have to keep reminding myself that sooner or later it will become cold rough and murky again.  But it's only mid-July so we can hope that day is still far away.  Wait a minute - am I getting soft??

Anyway, it was perfect today.  Well, it would have been perfect if the sun had been out, but lets not quibble.  Two swimmers made it all the way to Big Bay and back, and three went one way.  Everyone had a great swim.

Good luck to all the Racine half ironman participants - you should have great swimming conditions.

P.S. I swam at iconic Bradford Beach yesterday and had lunch at the Tiki bar.  The beach is great.  The food is great.  The only part that's not so great is wading out through gunky smelly water to get to better stuff further out.  I'm not sure why Bradford is so gunky when then the other beaches are mostly clear.  Hopefully it's just a fluke and it will clear up, it would be great to do a swim/brunch there if it does.  

1 comment:

Riptide said...

Hmm.. after today I could handle a brunch swim.