Sunday, September 15, 2013


Next Swims: Sunday 9/15 11AM
Mon & Tue 9/17 & 9/17 6:15AM (later starting time due to later sunrise)

Last Swims: Saturday 9/14 1PM
Water Temp: 70
Waves: Calm
Water Clarity: Excellent
Crew: Diablo, Nanook, Kahuna, Gumdrop, Scooby, Sarah, Patriarch, Cap'n
Wetsuit/Skin Count: 0/8
Pitsch Count: 8

Friday 9/13: 4:30PM
Water Temp: 66 on shore but much warmer offshore
Waves: 3-4 feet, with an occasional 5-6 footer
Water Clarity: None
Crew: Gumdrop, Cap'n, Patriarch
Wetsuit/Skin Count: 2/1

If Friday morning was a nightmare, Saturday was wonderful.  A beautiful day with warm clear flat water.  And something I haven't seen in a long time.  We were swimming through brilliant translucent turquoise water, the way it used to be many years ago before mussels and algae.  The water appears transparent and clear close up, but at about 8-10 feet everything dissolves into gorgeous shades of blue.  I'm not sure what causes that (plankton?), but whatever it is I hope we get more of it.

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