Friday, June 16, 2017

A new Barbie, and Kahuna has a purpose in life again

Next Swims: Friday 6pm
Saturday and Sunday 1PM  <-- note that this is different from yesterday's post

Last Swim: Friday 6am
Water: 53-54F, the wind ruffled the surface a bit, but basically totally flat
Clarity: excellent
Crew: Diablo, Showgirl, Drangonfly, Kahuna, Milkman, Mr. Anonymous
skin/suit: 3/3
Shore Support: Barbie

In a totally shocking turn of events, there were lots of swimmers today.

How did this come about?  Well, I'll tell you.  Convinced that I'd be swimming solo in the mornings for the rest of the summer, I ordered a "SaferSwimmer" swim buoy, aka Barbie. It arrived yesterday. And... due to that cosmic shift in the universe, suddenly there were lots more swimmers on the beach.

But back to the swim.  It was lovely, therapeutic, and yes, cold. Diablo, Drangonfly, and I went skin, and yes, the rest of the menfolk suited up.

Final topic: there has been a new landmark on beach north of sewerpipe. A big black object. At first I thought it was another tire. I knew this item would catch Kahuna's eye, and fire him up.  He did reconnaissance, and here is his report:
"I did a preliminary survey of the black monolith on the beach. It is not something from 2001 A Space Odyssey. It appears to be a float from a pier. It has a rectangular black plastic cover and had or has styrofoam inside it. Now it also has a good deal of Rock and Sand inside it. It is heavy not a one or two person job to get that moved off Beach. We can take a look at it further tomorrow but my thought is now if we tied a bunch of ropes on it and add a bunch of people on Sunday to pull on the ropes it wouldn't be that hard of a thing to get it dragged back to where the Village People could properly remove it."

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