Granite Mon 2012

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By: John Clements

As I write this, it’s Monday, August 6th. Charlotte Clews is organizing this year, and it appears that there will be two events that include the swim; the Maine Mountain Challenge, and the Granite Mon. Yesterday was the first swim. Here’s the picture:

2012 Swimmers

2012 Swimmers

From left, the swimmers:

  • Charlotte Clews,
  • Jerome Lawther,
  • Justin Pollard,
  • John Clements,
  • Mary Clews,
  • first-time-swimmer Pat Starkey, and
  • Moira McMahon

The water was extremely warm: Global Warming will kill millions of people, but it made Sunday morning easier. I think it was at or above 70 degrees. High tide wasn’t until 2:00 PM, so we started quite late. We met at the KYC at 9:30, and I don’t think we started swimming until about 11:00. We all arrived at about the same time; I got in at an hour and 28 minutes, and I think we were all in before 1:38.

There may have been a ride to Cadillac and a hike up it, but I’ll have to wait until I hear more to write about that.