Monday, September 16, 2013

Mother Nature vs The Lady of the Lake

Next Swims:
   Monday September 16th @ 6pm
   Tuesday September 17th @ 6:15am
   Tuesday September 17 @ 6pm

Latest Conditions:
   Monday September 16th @ 6:15am
      Water Temp: 62
      Air Temp:  44 & mostly sunny
      Waves:  3-6ft every 2-3 seconds
      Clarity: unknown
      Crew:  Appearances by The Patriarch, Diablo, Showgirl, Tsunami (Monika), Capt'n

Last Swim:
   Sunday September 15th @ 11am
      Water Temp:  66+ (70ish offshore)
      Air Temp: 56 & rain
      Waves:  flat with slight current from south
      Clarity: picturesque turquoise blue hue
      Crew:  The Patriarch, Diablo, Gumdrop, Nivens McTwisp, Nanook, Lorraine, Capt'n plus one more
      Skin Count: 6
      Suit Count: 2
      Pitsch Count: 7

This is the time of year when it appears as if the Lady of the Lake and Mother Nature have a little competition to see who can test our determination to swim more.  Sunday the Lady of the Lake once again provided some of the best swim conditions of the year with flat beautiful turquoise blue water and consistently warm warm water that felt 70ish away from the Klode rocks.  By comparison Mother Nature threw at us periods of rain and an air temp in the 50's.  Needless to say Sunday was one of those rare swims where I think we actually spent more time toasting the exceptional swim conditions following the swim than we did preparing for the swim.  (...I think McTwisp may have actually got into his wetsuit faster than he typically gets out of it during a triathlon....)

This morning Mother Nature provided some challenging swim conditions with air temps struggling to reach the mid-40's.  Certainly swimmable conditions for those who are determined.  Raising the ante the Lady of the Lake threw at us frequent 3-6ft waves.  Again, certainly swimmable conditions for those who are determined.  But with this afternoon's forecast calling for improving conditions from both Mother Nature and the Lady of the Lake we figured why not just come back this evening?  So that's the plan....return at 6pm for a swim!  Who's in?


1 comment:

Monika said...

I plan on coming. Hopefully I don't bring the waves with me!