Saturday, October 06, 2018

Ohio Street, October 6

Our swim was delayed while we waited at home for a storm to pass through the Loop. We finally got in the water at 8:00 AM instead of our usual 6:30. Jody was right, there was no trouble parking, we got the best spot at the end of Ohio St. The usual runners and bikers were resting for tomorrow's marathon. But it was worth the wait, water was nearly flat, 4 inch swells, 2 inch ripples. The water was 64.2 degrees with air int the upper 60's. The sun even came out at the end. There were two other swimmers, both in full wetsuits. We went to the orange poles and back for what will almost certainly be my last Ohio St. swim, at least for the season. A good way to end this season on a high note.

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Yu's Harbor, October 2

We have made it once again into the October club. Barely. We have been waiting for a decent day when we can both come, today seems to be the best we can come up with. Air 61, water 64.7, low clouds, little wind and fairly smooth 1.5 foot swells. The water temp is fine usually for open water but with no sun and cold air this did bring chills, especially getting out. Getting to Yu's harbor was good enough for these conditions. Jody finally brought her underwater camera and took some pictures, here are two.


The first is me doing a Hollywood stroke, looks good in movies and TV, with Yu's harbor in the background. The second is just me doing a normal swim.