Wednesday, August 21, 2013

True Blue Moonrise Swim / Sunrise Swim

Next Swims:
   Thursday 8/22 @ 6am
   (Menomonee Park Aquathon Thursday @ 7:15pm)
   Friday 8/23 @ 6am

Last Swims:
   True Blue Moon Swim Tuesday 8/20 @ 7pm
      Water Temp: 66.4 (-)
      Air Temp:81 & sunny
      Waves: slight chop from south
      Clarity: poor near shore / good further out
      Crew:
         1st wave: Kahuna, Bubba, Jack Frost, Scooby, Sketch, Kristi, Lorraine, David,  Pannini, Capt'n with guest appearance by Liz
         2nd wave: Sir James, The Big Show, Mike, Neo, Gumdrop
      Skin Count: 11
      Suit Count: 4
      Pitsch Count: 10

   Wednesday 8/21 @ 6am
      Water Temp:  65.6 (-)
      Air Temp:  71 & partly sunny
      Waves:  flat
      Clarity: clear
      Crew: Diablo, Gumdrop, Kahuna, Bubba, Showgirl, Nivens McTwisp, Crash,  Jadi, Monika, Jill, Laura, Julie, Capt'n
      Skin Count: 6
      Suit Count: 7
  
Less than ideal water conditions didn't deter the Klode Kru from taking advantage of Tuesday's True Blue Moonrise.  Unlike a Blue Moon which is defined as the "second full moon during a calendar month" a True Blue Moon is defined as "the third full moon during a summer, fall, winter or spring season that has 4 full moons".  The next True Blue Moon will not occur until July 31, 2015.

While the water temps measured in the mid-60's along the shoreline there were pockets of noticeably cooler away from the Klode beach.  If I had to guess I would place these cooler pockets of water closer to 60.  Also noticeable with both our moonrise and sunrise swims were pockets of smelly sea grass washing ashore.  Swimming further offshore (outside of the sandbars) is definitely recommended for a more pristine swimming experience.

Despite the less than ideal conditions a few crew members did log swims at both the True Blue Moonrise swim and this morning's sunrise swim. (Kahuna, Bubba, Gumdrop, Capt'n)

For those that are interested, Thursday evening is the last Aquathon of the year out at Menomonee Park.  Additional details can be found at:  http://www.racedayeventsllc.com/content/aquathon-series-milwaukee

1 comment:

Gumdrop said...

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/these-apes-take-swimming-diving-fish-water-6C10971396#these-apes-take-swimming-diving-fish-water-6C10971396

Swim monkey, swim!