Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Longest and Best Days (So Far)

Next Swims:  Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 6AM all three days

Last Swims:  Saturday and Sunday June 20th and 21st noon
Water Temp:  60 both days, but on Sunday we experienced pockets of warmer water away from shore
Waves:  Very rough and choppy on Saturday, much calmer Sunday
Water Clarity: Murky on Saturday, improved on Sunday
Saturday Crew: Nanook, Showgirl, Gumdrop, Diablo, Mr. Anonymous, Kahuna, Itch, Patriarch, with Nanook's sister and mom watching from shore
Sunday Crew: Andy, Tim, Mark, Nanook, Showgirl, Diablo, Itch, Capt'n, Diablo, Partriarch, with a dramatic appearance (and disappearance) of Scoobie on his jet ski
Wetsuit Swims: 7
Skin Swims: 10
Pitsch Count: 18 Nanook's mom joined us in a Pitsch which means she owes us a swim!

I am very happy to report that the summer swim season has shifted into high gear.  The summer solstice has brought in warmer water and hot weather, allowing us to accomplish our longest swims so far.  Many of us have ditched our wetsuits as well.

Several important announcements:

First, we will begin daily 6AM swims on Monday.

Second:  Our first Full Moon swim of the season will be next Thursday July 2nd.  Perhaps we'll even go out afterwards.  Stay tuned for details.  By the way this full moon is known as the Buck (naked?) moon.

Third:  I hereby proclaim that the swimmer formerly known as Jamie, having demonstrated that he's at least as crazy as the rest of us has been accepted as a full member of the Kru, and shall henceforth be known by the swimming name "Itch".  His engagement to Showgirl is thought to be a false rumor by some, but the thought of a Klode Kru wedding brings tears to my eyes, and so I prefer to believe it.

Finally:  If the guy with the smelly cigar ever shows up at the beach again, I will personally chop him to bits and feed him to the gulls.  However, the lady with the wardrobe malfunction is welcome anytime.


1 comment:

Kahuna said...

I expect someone is going to receive the nicname "Scratchy" soon.