Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui

While reading this exciting new book by Bonnie Tsui I realized what I knew about swimming could fit on one page.  How could you fill a whole 258 page book and keep me on the edge of my seat the whole time?  One chapter titled “Ways of the Samurai” had me riveted.  To give you some background, check out this video of swimming in Japan:

Rondout Creek TIDES AND CURRENTS

THURSDAY……..December 10th, 2020….. Time:….6:00 am EDT
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Feels like 36°F (High 44)….CLOUDY….Humidity 83% …….Wind 2 mph WNW (rising to 6 mph at 1 pm) ……Precipitation : ..40 % …….Water temperature 37.6 degrees F (3.1°C); ………. Water plus air temperature = 73.6° F
Lat Long: 41.92 N ..73.96 W
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—-Tides—–
02:05 AM Moonrise, 23.7 % visible, Waning Crescent
03:30 AM 0.12 feet Low Tide
07:14 AM Sunrise
09:15 AM 3.93 feet High Tide
01:55 PM Moonset
04:03 PM 0.01 feet Low Tide
04:24 PM Sunset
09:30 PM 3.62 feet High Tide
—-Currents—–
04:36 AM slack –
07:30 AM flood 1.56 knots
10:48 AM slack –
02:06 PM ebb -1.67 knots
05:12 PM slack –
07:54 PM flood 1.31 knots
11:06 PM slack –
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[Ebb current is when the water flows towards the south (Poughkeepsie). Flood current is when the tide flows towards the north (Albany). Slack is the period in between when the water is still (not flowing north or south).]
Understanding USCG markers in our area: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP8vNMQctjM&t=157s
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NOTE: For updates throughout the day, use the links below. Also there are interesting links to videos about “our reach”.. ENJOY!
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theRondoutRower.com

Kingston Weather: https://weather.com/weather/today/l/261a6340f82e978bc855b4f078e56ada8064b7df9db6b61ef062f63e9d515dcb
Tides:
https://www.tide-forecast.com/locations/Kingston-Point-Hudson-River-New-York/tides/latest
Water Temperature
https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ny/nwis/uv/?site_no=01359139&blurb=%20USGS+Real-Time+Water+Data+Information
Currents:
https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaacurrents/Predictions?id=HUR0509_9
Moon Phases, Sunrise/Sunset
https://www.timeanddate.com/moon/phases/
https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/night/
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Waterways, Rowing and Regattas: rowing through the ages https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSK-R8LzHc0
My Reach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NyQrFYuYKY&t=193s
How to read a compass: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/how-to-read-a-compass#:~:text=The%20most%20important%20part%20on,in%20the%20direction%20of%20south.

Rondout Creek TIDES AND CURRENTS

FRIDAY……..October 9th 2020….. Time:..5:08 am EDT
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Feels like 43°F (High 67)….CLOUDY…..Humidity 85% …..Wind 0 mph ENE (rising to 7 mph at 4 pm) ……Precipitation : 0 %
Water temperature 62.2 degrees F (16.7 °C); Water plus air temperature = 105.2 °F
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—-Tides—–
07:02 AM Sunrise
07:10 AM 3.1 feet High Tide
12:43 PM 1.1 feet Low Tide
02:17 PM Moonset
06:23 PM Sunset
06:56 PM 3.7 feet High Tide
08:41 PM Last Quarter
11:25 PM Moonrise, 56.7% visible, Waning Gibbous
—-Currents—–
03:12 AM slack –
05:42 AM flood 0.75 knots
09:00 AM slack –
11:24 AM ebb -0.96 knots
03:00 PM slack –
05:36 PM flood 1.11 knots
09:00 PM slack –
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[Ebb current is when the water flows towards the south (Poughkeepsie). Flood current is when the tide flows towards the north (Albany). Slack is the period in between when the water is still (not flowing north or south).]
Understanding USCG markers in our area: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP8vNMQctjM&t=157s
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NOTE: This information is manually compiled from different websites. If you see a mistake, please let us know.
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Thank you.
theRondoutRower.com

Kingston Weather: https://www.wunderground.com/hourly/us/ny/kingston/12401?cm_ven=localwx_hour
Visual Tides:
https://tides.mobilegeographics.com/locations/3985.html
Water Temps
https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ny/nwis/uv/?site_no=01359139&blurb=%20USGS+Real-Time+Water+Data+Information
Currents:
https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaacurrents/Predictions?id=HUR0509_9
Moon Phases:
https://www.timeanddate.com/moon/phases/
https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/night/
How to read a compass: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/how-to-read-a-compass#:~:text=The%20most%20important%20part%20on,in%20the%20direction%20of%20south.
Learn about the history of rowing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NyQrFYuYKY&t=204s
My Reach