Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Late Season Blues

Correction:  this post has been corrected, the swim times for Thursday and Friday are 6:15AM, not 6:15 PM

Next Swims: Tue 9/17 6PM, Thursday and Friday 9/18 & 9/19, 6:15AM both days

Last Swims: Mon 9/16 6PM
Water Temp: 64
Waves: 2-4 feet
Water Clarity:  Zero
Crew: Nanook, Zoom Zoom, Monika, Cap'n, Patriarch
Wetsuit/Skin Count: 2/3
Pitsch Count: 5

Tue: 9/17 6:15AM
Water Temp: 62
Waves: 1-3 feet
Water Clarity:  Improving
Crew: David, Showgirl, Cap'n, Patriarch, with excellent wetsuit assistance from Panini
Wetsuit/Skin Count: 2/2

It's pitch dark when I get up and a blast of cold air wakens me when I go out the door.  Back inside for a fleece a jacket and a hat.  The car smells like an algae covered beach.  Drive to Klode on deserted streets.  The crew is small and quiet.   The waves are large the water is cold and the sun still isn't up.  After a lot of hemming and hawing we skip the morning swim and decide to come back later.  Yeah I'm singing the late season blues.  Where has summer gone?  Oh won't you stay just a little bit longer?  Please please please please, just a little bit longer.

Here's a picture from our swim in the rain on Sunday.    Left to right:  Cap'n, McTwist, Showgirl, Nanook, and someone wearing a Gumdrop hoodie.


Gumdrop said...

The 19 th is the full harvest moon.

Lorraine said...

Zoom Zoom, Andy and I (Lorraine) swam at 6pm this eve. Waves 1-3 ft, 3s apart; 1 skin / 2 suit. Water temp about mid-60s. Outside temp low 60s.

Glad to see more eve swims - I'll be in chicago until Sun - see you in the eve next wk.

Kahuna said...

Anybody plan on swimming Wed. night at 6?

Gumdrop said...

Anyone up for a full moon swim/dip around 7:30?

queenofcurryland said...

I might show up GUmdrop. But be warned, I am not as fast as you. Let me know if you are going.

Gumdrop said...

Email me if showing up, otherwise I'll swim closer to home with a city skyline backdrop and a sight of both rising moon and setting sun.


queenofcurryland said...

Hey sorry, just saw this. I emailed you, but I am still stuck at work. So no swimtime for me today. Enjoy the sunset and moonrise!