Sunday, August 16, 2015

Big Bay Day

Next Swims:  Mon - Fri 6AM (8/17 - 8/21)
There may also be some 6PM swims this week too.  Check back or leave a comment.

Last Swim:  Sunday August 16, 10AM
Water Temp: High 60's but warmer and colder patches, mostly warmer
Waves: Calm
Water Clarity: Excellent
Crew:  Jackie, Lenore, Brian, Gumdrop, Mighty Mac, Kim, Diablo, Mark, North Shore Nancy, Taskmaster, Lorraine, Sketch, Itch, No-Ply, Zoom Zoom, Sir James, Crash, Patriarch, plus a couple people I don't know, and Kelly and Mr. Anonymous swam after us.
Wetsuit/Skin: not sure but I think 7/14
Pitsch: 8

Big Bay swims are my favorite swims, but they don't happen often.  Three times already this year I said in this blog that we might try it the next day but then BOOM, the lake turns choppy and cold.  Today was the opposite, I came to the beach not intending a Big Bay swim, but conditions were so good that we just had to make it happen.

Unfortunately I think this impromptu decision caused some confusion amongst the crew, sorry about that.  But hopefully most people had fun.  I especially like swimming under the huge mansions on the south end of the swim.

Special thanks to Mrs. Diablo who at the last minute helped us out by driving the one-way swimmers back to Klode.  It's always entertaining to listen to her side of the story.  We've always thought that Diablo was impervious to cold, but today we found out that he's come home near hypothermic several times. He's pretty good at fooling us but he can't fool the wife.

Hopefully we'll get another shot or two at a Big Bay swim, and we need to do a Shipwreck Swim as well.

1 comment:

Kahuna said...

6:00 p.m. Sunday, 8/16 Swim Report
Water temp: 62, but pockets of much colder, and much warmer water
Clarity: OK
Waveage: slight
Swimmers: Goose and Kahuna.
There's some cold water down there. With consistent West winds forecast over the next few days, kru members may want to bring there cold weather gear to the beach.