Sunday, July 28, 2013

Gut Check

Next Swims:
   Monday July 29th @ 6am & 6pm
   Tuesday July 30th @ 6am

Last Swims:
   Sunday July 27th @ 1pm
      Water Temp:  61.5-
      Air Temp: 64 & partly sunny
      Waves: none
      Clarity: clear
      Crew:  Diablo, Gumdrop, Matt, Ron, Simon, Carl, John Kevin, Brian, Capt'n
      Skin Count:  4
      Suit Count: 5
      Commando Count: 1

   Saturday July 26th @ 12pm
      Water Temp:  57.4
      Air Temp:  59 & cloudy
      Waves:  slight chop from north
      Clarity:  stirred up
      Crew:  Neo, Capt'n with guest appearances by Sir James, Anna, Kung Fu & Matt
      Skin Count: 2

Saturday - cloudy with an air temp struggling to hit 60 and a water temp struggling to keep up.  An initial Kru of 6 quickly became 2 when Sir James remembered that Saturday was actually a rest/recovery day which consequently meant that swimming was taboo.  Along the same lines Kung Fu and Matt also remembered the exact same thing within seconds of arriving at the beach.  I think Anna secretly came to swim with The Patriarch (...was it a mere coincidence there was a $100 bill peaking out of her pocket?) but bowed out along with Sir James.

Determined to keep the Kru's consecutive day streak of 32 days alive Neo and I walked the plank skin and logged a swim down to the Silver Spring and back.  Surprisingly despite encountering chilly waters near shore the water out past the sandbars was a bit more hospitable.

Sunday - The air temp wasn't much warmer than Saturday but occasional peaks of sunshine gave the Kru hopes that our fortunes had improved.  The initial reading of 61 and calm waters encouraged several Kru members to embark on an Orange Kayak voyage (1.5 miles).  While the majority of the water encountered this afternoon was mostly likely on the plus side of 60 there were pockets of considerably cooler water.  This resulted in a few Kru members returning to shore early but 6 of the Kru still accomplished their goal of reaching the Orange Kayak.  One noteworthy point...welcome and kudos to Simon today for swimming with us Commando.  (sans a swim cap and goggles)

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