Water Temp: 56
Air Temp: 60 & foggy
Water Clarity: Mysteriously Murky...possibly due to the fog
Waves: Rippled with slight current from NE
Kru: Diablo, Itch, Mr. Anonymous, Linda the Lampre, Neo, Capt'n with Celebrity Guest pre-swim pep talk from Kahuna
Traditionally Memorial Day Weekend would mark the Klode Kru's first official swim for the season in Lake Michigan. Complete with an official proclamation and wave of the hand by none other than The Patriarch himself! Ahhh, I remember those days. When swimming in the lake when the temp was below 60 was "F---ing STUPID!!" to quote one of The Patriarch's all time most popular remarks.
Wow, have we evolved since those times! Now 60 has become the magical threshold whereby by you're shamed if you don't ditch your wetsuit. Of course my all-time favorite counter argument quote to an attempted shaming was "...what, are you afraid I might be too warm in lake Michigan? Is that even possible!??!" Yes, that classic quote came from none other than The Patriarch as well.
Now we have the Badass Klode Kru club who has made swimming in the lake a year round activity. So if a swim season never ends can it really have another beginning?
Which reminds me....before I forget....If it hasn't been mentioned in a previous blog entry, special kudos to Diablo, Itch, Mr. Anonymous and Brick (...I think that's what newcomer Erik goes by these days...) for swimming in the lake weekly over the winter! AMAZING!!
Sticking with Tradition, though, I logged my first swim of the