Sunday, August 27, 2017

Torpedoed!

Next Swims:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur - 6AM & 6PM

Last Swims:
Sunday Aug 27th noon
Water: 68 1-2 ft waves rough
Crew: Magic Mike, Panini, Capt'n, Ziggy, Handyman Hank, Moondawg, Itch, Drangonfly, Patriarch

Saturday 1PM
Water:  69 2-3 ft waves, very rough
Crew: Itch, Wet Taco, Molly, Ziggy, Capt'n, Diablo, Mark, Mo, Mitch, Showgirl, Panini, Drangonfly, Patriarch

Friday 5:30 PM
Water: 69 2-3 ft waves
Crew: Itch, Lorraine, Mr. Anonyomous, Drangonfly, Ziggy, Wet Taco, Sir James, Big Show

In all my years swimming in Lake Michigan I never experienced anything like this.  Swimming along when suddenly a large black torpedo comes straight at me.  It was maybe 4-5 feet deep and rising as it came at me.  I instinctively threw up my arms and it brushed against them.  Then it popped out of the water and flew away.  It was a cormorant!

4 comments:

Wytosk said...

Good lord I picked the wrong day to miss a swim (or stop huffing), but the video made me feel at home. I hope the bird that torpedoed past you didn't also just finish a large meal.

Lorraine said...

That would freak me out!

Moondaug said...

Where can I order a swimming cup?

Bikes matter said...

At first I thought Patriarch was hitting the pitch a little early that day when he said he was attacked by this bird but then I looked out by the picnic table area and there it was, this big black bird on the water. It looks big from a distance so up close it must to be startling. At one point he was just a few yards from one of the last swimmers coming in.