Saturday, October 31, 2009
"Halloween Swim Deemed 'Too Scary'!"
Editors Note: The following story and photos are from Carol Moore -- intrepid reporter for the Huntington Masters Swim Team and author of the oft-imitated but never duplicated emailed "water-log" messages. Thanks Carol!
Well, the headline for this morning's aborted open-water swim should read, "Halloween Swim Deemed 'Too Scary'!" As you know, I'm not particularly spooked by a little wave-action, but there was a wicked squall bearing down on West Neck Beach this morning, with a southeasterly wind howling across the water and roiling up white-caps as it met the incoming tide.
The sky was dark and brooding over the water, and then the rain began, even as the sun was burning through the clouds further west.
It was altogether a weird and spooky scene! I may be getting senile, as Nancy says, but I'm not CRAZY, so I finally gave up the ghost and headed for the Y, joined by Tim, who agreed with me that this Halloween swim promised too much "trick" and too little "treat"! As for tomorrow, the weather forecast is looking a little better, so it may be worth a try. If you have insulated booties and/or gloves (I just bought mine this week), you might want to bring them....That water felt COLD this morning! Happy Halloween, everyone! -- Carol