Swim Report – October 10, 2009 – Chilly but Dazzling

The air temperature was a crisp 39F when I took off on my bike out to Ladder #1. The sun had not yet risen, but the sky was already a clear and brilliant yellow out on the horizon. There were three other sun worshipers out near Ladder #1 taking photos of the sunrise. This was easily the most spectacular one of the year.

Carol arrived just beforehand to take in the show. The water temperature measured a surprisingly balmy 58F. We both opted to go with wetsuits due to the colder air temps (which was now a scorching 42F). With our breath clearly visible in the cold morning, we were actually quite anxious to warm up by getting in the lake!

The water was relatively calm, but there were some large volume slow rollers that gave us a bit of a workout on the return part of the swim. But by then the sun was out in full force, and the views were magnificent. I say this a lot, but this time you really should have been out there!

Spectacular sunrise

“Cooper” makes an appearance

What you missed out on (again…)

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  1. diver dave
    October 11, 2009

    Amanda … eating fiberglass insulation tends to make me feel all ichy inside so I will just wear a rubber ruducing suit and a racoon coat to keep me warm whille swimming….

  2. Amanda Hunt
    October 10, 2009

    Brrrrrr it’s gonna be hard to get in tomorrow. I’ll work on my insulation tonight

  3. diver daveo
    October 10, 2009

    ? WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SUN TODAY STEVE?
    I THINK THIS IS AN OLD VIDEO BECAUSE THERE WAS NO SUN SHINE WHEN I ARRIVED AT NOON.
    THE WATER WAS 57 1/2 AND THE AIR 47. THE WATER WAS ALMOST MIRROR SMOOTH AND 1/2 WAY DOWN THE WALL A POLICE CAR DROVE UP AND HE ASKED ME WHAT I WAS DOING ? I TOLD HIM MY MOTHER WON’T LET ME SMOKE SO I SWIM . HE LAUGHED AND DROVE ON.


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