Sunday, April 12, 2009

Invigorating: the ecclesiastic "full moon" first swim!

In honor of the first full moon after the vernal equinox, and because I soaked up an excess of solar radiation today after reading Thomas Rick's Fiasco poolside today, I jumped in the pool this afternoon for the first time this year. Air temp, 80F, water temp, 72F. Invigorating! Like the south shore of Lake Michigan in June! If the wind had not been blowing so much - turbulent forced convection cooling being WAY more effective than conduction- I would've swam longer, but 5 minutes was enough.

Oh, and the pool heater got washed off by the first substantial steady rain yesterday since I installed it a month ago. All dark and shiny black today - and I thought long term maintenance on the heater would've been a pain! Silly me. Mother Nature cleaned off all the blown desert dust for me.

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