Monday, September 28, 2015

It Ain't Over

Next Swims:  Tue - Fri, Sept. 29th - Oct 2nd, 6AM each morning
Note:  Wednesday's swim will be the hundredth consecutive day we've swum!  (Thanks mostly to Diablo and Itch who kept the streak going despite some really cold days).
Also:  Saturday October 3rd, following a noon swim we will gather at Kahuna's for a season ending "Krufest" celebration.  Details forthcoming.

Last Swims:
Monday Sept. 28th 6AM
Water Temp: 59
Waves: Calm
Water Clarity: Excellent
Crew: Capt'n, Crash, Diablo, Kahuna, Patriarch
Wetsuit/Skin: 3/2

Super Moon Eclipse Swim: Sunday Sept 27th 6:30PM
Water Temp: 60
Waves: Choppy
Water Clarity: OK
Crew: Capt'n, Showgirl, Crash, Diana, Rosa, North Shore Nancy, mark, Panini, Mr Anonymous, Gumdrop, Patriarch, and joining us afterwards to enjoy the eclipse from the Biergarten, McTwist, Tiny Mother, Kahuna (and the woman Kahuna brought who shall be nameless so as not put Kahuna in a squeeze and promote domestic violence).
Wetsuit/Skin: 6/5

Sunday noon:
Water Temp: 62
Waves: Choppy & Sloppy
Crew: Capt'n, Diablo, Itch, Showgirl, Crash, Scarface, Adam, North Shore Nancy, Mark, Mr. Anonymous
Wetsuit/Skin: 6/4

The season is growing late, but still great swimming to be had.  It's so good that Capt'n swam three times in eighteen hours, spanning high noon, sunset, moonrise, and sunrise!  And if the swimming itself wasn't good enough we enjoyed a spectacular "Super Moon Rise" followed by an amazing view of the Lunar Eclipse at the Biergarten.  Magic moments.

I found a funny story in an old Milwaukee Journal article.  It wasn't meant to be funny, but I think it's hilarious.  First a bit of background.  There used to be a large artificial "rock" off Bradford Beach that was the old water intake. Back in my day some nameless hippy spray painted the word "love" on it:
It's been said that it was a popular place to swim to climb on and smoke dope.  Anyhow for many years people would swim out there and sometimes it did not go well:,3619616&hl=en

1 comment:

Kahuna said...

I like the photo of Vern "Tiny" Trakowski sitting on the beach eatin' ice cream. Ya just don't get names like that in Milwaukee anymore.

Next time we have to tag somebody with a beach moniker, I say he gets the name Verntinytrakowski.