Monday, July 18, 2016

Highs and Lows

Tuesday  - Friday July 19-22 6AM every weekday morning
Full Moon Swim:  Tuesday July 19th 7:30 PM (full moon rises over the lake at 8:06PM)
Also, possibly other evening swims if conditions are good, check back

Last Swims:  Monday July 18th 6AM
Water Temp: 45
Waves:  small
Water Clarity: Excellent
Crew: Panini, Diabo, Showgirl
Suit/Skin: 2/1

Sunday: July 17th noon
Water Temp: 56
Waves: 1-2 foot swell no chop
Water Clarity: Very Good
Crew: Dragonfly, Dave, Diablo, Hank, Showgirl, Panini, Itch, Lindsey, Gumdrop, Patriarch
Suit/Skin: 4/6
Shots: 9

You can track my moods on the Atwater buoy webpage:

Up and down, up and down.  When the water temp goes below 50 I don't swim and get very depressed.  With every degree above 50 my mood improves. Get to 70 and I'm in heaven.  Now of course the lake doesn't give a damn how I feel. It's almost pathological to let my emotions be driven by impersonal forces of nature.  

There will be bad swimming days on the beach, OK days, good days and really great days.  It's just part of the deal when swimming in Lake Michigan.  Still, when it's bad, like today, it's hard to be philosophical and remember that tomorrow will likely be better.  

Pass the Killepitsch.   

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