Swim Report – March 11, 2012 – Springtime at Tower Beach!

The one good thing about losing an hour this weekend was that we got to catch more of the sunrise on our way out to the beach. And it was a fantastic one!

Dave, Nick, Mike and I met out at Tower Beach at 7:30am. And despite the weatherman’s dire predictions for overcast skies, the lake conditions were ideal for swimming. We had clear skies, abundant sunshine, and calm waters with the lake temperature coming in at a toasty 43F!

The four of us did an out-an-back swim parallel to the shore (about 1 mile total). A slight breeze picked up at the end of our swim, but we were practically out of the water at that point. Dave and I hung out in the lake for a few more minutes without our dive hoods, and it felt great to be able to dunk my head in the water without getting a screamer of an ice cream headache. Spring is coming early this year!

Sunrise

Heading out to the lake

At the halfway point

Catch of the day!

Today’s video

One Comment

  1. diver dave
    March 11, 2012

    I CHECKED ALL OF THE WEATHER NEWS SERVICES AT 5:OO AM THIS MORNING
    WHEN I HEARD THAT 50 TO 65 MPH NORTH EAST WINDS WERE BLOWIN ALL MORNING LONG I WAS SURE THE SWIM WOULD BE CALLED OFF ! I TRIED CALLING EVERYONE THAT PLANNED TO SHOW UP FOR THE SWIM THIS MORNING BUT ALL OF THE TELEPHONE LINES WERE DOWN . I DECIDED TO DRIVE TO THE SITE IN HOPES TO CONVINCE EVERYONE IT WAS WAY TO DANGEROUS FOR ANYONE TO GET WITHIN A MILE OF THE LAKE SHORE… NICK SHOWED UP WITH HIS WIFE AND THEIR NEW BABY BOY AND HE SAID HE COULDN’T CHANGE HIS SWIM PLANS OTHERWISE HIS FAMILY WOULD LAUGH AT HIM AND CALL HIM A LOOSER. MIKE PICKED UP STEVE AND I PLEADED WITH THEM NOT TO GO IN. THEY ALSO IGNORED MY PLEAS AND HEADED TO THE WATERS EDGE. I WAS REALLY WORRIED ABOUT ENGLISH CHANNEL MIKE THE MOST ! AS YOU KNOW HE WAS LUCKY TO CROSS THE ENGLISH CHANNEL IN LESS THEN 11 HRS AND 19 MINUTES ( WE ALL KNOW THE CHANNEL WAS 72 DEGREES,80 DEGREE SUN FILLED SKIS ,MIRROR FLAT AND HE RODE A JET SKI AND THE JET SKI RAN OUT OF GAS A 1/4 MILE FROM THE SHORE AND HE HAD TO SWIM IN TO FILL THE GAS CAN). SO I HAD TO SWIM WITH THEM TO INSURE THEY MADE IT OUT ALIVE ! LAKE MICHIGAN WAS VERY DANGEROUS THIS MORNING SO IT WAS A GOOD THINK THE REST OF YOU STAYED IN BED ….


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