Monday, May 30, 2016

Baltic!

For an explanation of the title of this blog post see this video:
https://youtu.be/01KVj8kEjMo

Next Swim:  Previously I said we'd begin morning swims this week, but after today's frigid 46 degree water we decided that maybe we should wait until it warms.  But a strange thing has happened.  The maps currently (i.e. 8:30 pm Monday) show the water temps at 60!  It's hard to believe, but we've seen dramatic swings in temperature before.  Maybe the maps are wrong but maybe they're not.  Is it worth taking a chance?  I think so. I would be willing a swim attempt Tuesday (June 1st) if anyone else will.    Either morning or afternoon.  Leave a comment on the blog.

Tuesday morning update: I'm not sure what happened but the maps now show cold water again!  So I guess we'll not swim Tuesday and hope for better tomorrow.

Last Swims:  Saturday, Sunday, and Memorial Day noon
Water temps: Saturday 52 (chilly on the Scot scale), Sunday 49 (cold), Memorial Day: 46 (Baltic)
Waves: Choppy Saturday, Calm Sunday and Memorial Day
Water Clarity: Crystal
Saturday Crew: Gumdrop, Itch, Panini, Showgirl, Nivens McTwist, Mr. Anonymous, No Ply, Patriarch (all in wetsuits)
Sunday Crew: Neo, Showgirl, Nanook, Diana, Rosa, Mark (Vern?), Itch, Diablo (Diablo skin, the rest in wetsuits
Memorial Day Crew: Forger, Itch, Super Hera, Panini, Kahuna, Gumdrop, Showgirl, Diablo (Diablo skin, the rest in wetsuits
Plus numerous spectators (wimps?) on the beach all three days.
Shots: Too many to keep track of, I went through a bottle and a half this weekend so I estimate about 35 shots.  Plus Itch some more of his swill (which someone commented makes Killepitsch taste good).

3 comments:

queenofcurryland said...

I say we give it until Thursday AM to attempt an AM swim. Plus, we will be running for doughnuts out of PRO in Shorewood tomorrow, so baltic water pales in comparison for the early morning wake up required.

Katie Bricco said...

I'm in for Wednesday AM as long as it isn't colder than 45. ~Super Hera

Gumdrop said...

I'm in for Wed. AM.