Wednesday, June 29, 2016

High Seas Drama

Next Swims:  Wednesday June 29th 6PM
Thursday June 30th 6AM
Friday July 1st 6AM
Saturday's swim time TBD
We'll be celebrating Robin's birthday Saturday at the Estabrook Biergarten at 2:30

Last Swims:  Wednesday June 29th 6AM
Water Temp: 64 "Aye No Bad"
Waves: Small and Gently Rolling
Water Clarity: None
Crew: Capt'n, Showgirl, Diablo, Itch, Patriarch
Suit/Skin: 0/5

Tuesday June 28th 6AM
Water Temp: 60 "Aye Allright"
Waves:  2-3 feet, very rough
Water Clarity: None
Crew: three people I didn't know, Nivens McTwist, Smart Ass, Linda, Patriarch
Suit/Skin: 5/2

We witnessed a heart stopping drama in Tuesday's heavy surf.  Mama duck swam near shore with 5-6 little ducklings bobbing along very close to her.  But a treacherous wave separated one of the ducklings from the group and threw him up on shore.  He desperately tried to rejoin his family but kept getting thrown back onto shore.  For a minute it didn't seem possible that little ball of fluff could make it back to his family in that heavy surf.  You could see that mama duck was upset as she swam back and forth as close in as should could without endangering the other ducklings.  Finally after what seemed like forever (maybe two minutes) and after several failed attempts the little duckling plunged into the surf, running so fast that he seemed to be literally running on top of the water.  He made it back to mom.  Whew!

5 comments:

Lorraine said...

Wed pm swim:
Doug, Anna, Lorraine, Mark, and Dan (who was leaving as we arrived) - and Kahuna who didn't have enuf folks to get him to the water :-(
Water was higher 60s
A little choppy - 0.5-1 ft chop
Cleared up some from the am

Lorraine said...

Assuming surf predictions hold, how about a Sunday Big Bay swim around 830 or 9a?

Kahuna said...

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Kahuna said...

I see a business opportunity. Just like Milwaukee now has a fleet of Pedal Taverns, I envision a future where Milwaukee has a fleet of Floating Saunas -- very popular around the time of Summerfest, and off Bradford Beach on New Year's Day!

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