Monday, July 2, 2012

Warm(er) Water Finally!

Next Swims:  Monday 7/2 6PM, Tuesday 7/3 6AM
Also, there will be a morning swim on the 4th since it's a holiday I propose a 9AM start.
(Because Klode is closed for fireworks on the 4th we'll swim from Big Bay)

Last Swims: Sat & Sun 1PM, Mon 6AM
Water Temps:  lower 60's and rising (pockets of warm and cold)
Water Clarity: Excellent
Waves:  Small
Crew: Not sure I remember everyone, please comment if I missed someone.
Sat Crew: Patriarch, Cap'n, Phil, Bunky, Dave, Not Dave's Wife, Not Dave's Wife's Daughter
Sun Crew: Patriarch, Cap'n, Crash, Diablo, Gumdrop, Kahuna, Jake, Nivens McTwist and his daughters Little Fish and Smartass
Mon AM Crew: Brain, Diablo, Gumdrop, Showgirl, Patriarch, and Cap'n watching from the beach.

The water is warming up nicely.  Although there are still some cold pockets, mostly it's pleasant, even without a wetsuit.  Apparently the fish like the warmer water too, yesterday Gumdrop and I were engulfed by a huge school of 6 inch shimmery silvery fish (alewives?).  The school extended from top to bottom (maybe twelve feet) and as far as we could see in every direction (which is pretty far in the crystal clear water).  Thousands, maybe tens of thousands of fish.  This probably also explains a very large trout that Brain and I spotted just off the center rock pile this morning.

Following Sunday's swim we had a grand time celebrating Crash's 18th birthday at the new Estabrook Park Biergarten. I recommend the dark lager, although Hefe Weiss is also pretty good on a warm sunny day.

We'll be back on the beach at 6PM tonight (Monday).  See you there.

1 comment:

crash said...

Thanks to all those who came out to the Bier Garten after yesterday afternoon's swim! It was wonderful to celebrate with such a motley crew!
It was a memorable 18th birthday!!!