Saturday, June 11, 2016

Even Bigger Than I Thought It Would Be! (That's what SHE said.)

Next Swim: Saturday 06/11, 5:30 PM
Sunday 06/12, 3:00 PM
M-F 06/13-17, 6:00 AM

Last Swims:
Saturday 06/11 - 11:00AM, Atwater Beach in Shorewood
Temp 54-ish.  The duck said 60.  The duck lies.  F*** the duck.
Waves: minor chop
Clarity: Excellent!
Crew: Kahuna, Gumdrop, Nanook, Electra, No-Ply, 2-Ply, Crash, Showgirl, Handyman Hank
Suit/Skin: 6/3
Streak Days: 11
Shots:  A big fat ZERO due to my epic fail

Today was one of those timeless, magic, super-relaxing summer days.

We met at the top of the hill at Atwater beach, and took those long stairs down .  Gumdrop tossed the duck-thermometer into the water.  My toe-test said 54ish, the duck said 60.  The duck lied.  Three of us decided to go skin.  (Nanook, No-Ply, Showgirl. Yep, just the ladies.)

We sighted on the weather bouy until we spotted the shipwreck of the Appomattox.  Water clarity was excellent, so we swam the length of the ship, rumored to be the longest wooden boat ever made.

The weather bouy looked close.  So close.  So Kahuna, 2-Ply, and Gumdrop swam on.  The rest of us swam back to shore, and relaxed in the beautiful sun until they returned.

And as if that wasn't enough fun, we went back up the bluff, secured a picnic table in the shade, and got a fantastic meal courtesy of the Shorewood Men's Club. We ate, drank beer, and listened to live music. Panini was a surprise guest! These are the elements of greatness. And, as if that wasn't quite enough swimming and fun, we're going again at 5:30 tonight.

Friday 06/10 - 9:00AM - The John McGivern thing
Crew: Capn, Kahuna, No-Ply, 2-Ply, Forger, and others?
Streak: 10
Lots more details, but I wasn't there.


Gumdrop said...

Anyone have a can of wetsuit tear repair glue (black or clear)I can borrow?

Kahuna said...

Someone may want to clarify the location of the next swim that is the Saturday evening swim is the Saturday evening swim at klode or is the Saturday evening swim at Atwater?

crash said...

Klode @ 530pm on Sat evening

Kahuna said...

Ciclovia MKE is tomorrow Sunday, noon to 4 at Cesar Chavez Drive in Walker's Point ( The Ciclovia is what you want to do tomorrow after you go to church (or the Beer Run, potato potato, tomato tomato), but before you go to the 3:00 Klode swim. On your bike ride back from the Ciclovia, you can stop by to gawk or cheer or both as the Milwaukee Pride Parade ( steps up with flamboyant military precision down Second Street, between Greenfield and Florida. Cheers.