Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Imagination...friend or foe?

Next Swims:
   Wed-Fri 9/25-9/27 @ 6:15am
   Possibly a 6PM swim on Thursday, please comment if interested

Last Swim:
   Tuesday 9/24 @ 6:15
      Water Temp: 64
      Air Temp: 52 & sunny
      Waves: frequent 1-3ft w/ occasional 4-5ft
      Clarity: clear outside of sandbars
      Crew: The Patriarch, Diablo, Showgirl, W.U. Doc, Capt'n
      Skin Count: 1
      Suit Count: 4

The occasional thunder of waves crashing into the Klode rock piles could be heard this morning from the parking lot.  Upon reaching the beach the onslaught of frequent 1-5ft waves rolling into shore dared you to walk the plank into what appeared to be swift current moving from south to north.  Needless to say it didn't take much imagination to come to the conclusion that walking the plank this morning would certainly provide a thrill.

As intimidating as the conditions appeared from the shoreline the waves outside of the sandbars just off the rock piles were more akin to slumbering giants rolling into shore than the wicked serpents that were simultaneously pummeling the rock piles.  While the waves and visual appearance of a swift  current may have looked formidable prior to embarking on this morning's adventure the actual adventure this morning to me felt more like a day at Noah's Ark than riding the roller coasters at Six Flags.

6 comments:

Lorraine said...
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Gumdrop said...

Just an FYI, I have been, and will continue, to swim on most weekdays approximately a half hour before everyone else shows up. Don't know if anyone else is interested in that time frame.

Lorraine said...

I asked Patriarch to post the 6pm swim time for Th. I could also do 5:45 pm if that works better for anyone. Please post if interested as I won't show unless I know there's at least one more swimmer!

Lorraine said...

Is there no one who is up for swimming this eve at 5:45 or 6pm? Patriarch said the conditions are great for this time of year - water temp was 64 and very clear this morning. Any takers? Please comment or email me - malcoe@uwm.edu .

Gumdrop said...

http://rt.com/in-motion/waterspout-lake-michigan-us-813/

Twin water spouts on the lake.

queenofcurryland said...

Yo Captn....
Weekend swims? yes? no? may be?