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Another dover day

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by , September 10th, 2009 at 10:05 AM (1205 Views)
9/10/09
We (Terry Laughlin, Willie Miller, Steve Shtab, Lance Ogren, Mike from near chicago, but i can't remember his last name, and I) planned to meet up for a 10:30 AM swim. Lots of swimmers were already there including 2 soloists from the channel islands, a 6 person double relay from Iceland and a few others that were already in the water. Its a beautiful day, but damn windy with 2-3 foot waves in the harbor. The talk is about weather anyone will have a chance to go out before tuesday (zoiks! tuesday!). We go for a swim... a standard loop with an exra out and back parallel to the north seawall where the waves are the highest... its a washing machine but lots of fun. I know I wouldn't hesitate to go out in these conditions, though the perods on the boat between swims would be less than pleasant.

At lunch, Terry and I decide to swim again at 5:30.

We are all hoping for a break in the weather so some of those soloists can get a shot at their crossing.

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  1. pwb's Avatar
    Keep up the posts ... these are wonderful. Though I doubt I could swim in 64 degree water, is that warmer than you anticipated? For some reason, I thought the water was in the mid to high 50s.
  2. chaos's Avatar
    i've been checking the data buoy daily, so i knew what the temp would be.
    http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=62304