February 10th Ice Dive on Pewaukee Lake - Love in the air
Seven divers, 3 observers on Pewaukee Lake, pre St. Valentine –
Temps were above 20 –
First time in days
Making it seem mighty fine.
Pete, Paul, John, Jeff Gavin, Roger, Jim, and Dan –
Divers all met on the Pewaukee “ice rink”
(Also known as the parking lot)
Maneuvering around as best as they can.
Weaving around many fisherman and flags strung out for a mile –
Made it to the island
Dug a hole in 20 feet;
Just past the isle.
Jim and Dan were first to venture out –
Mucking for cans and bottles of brew;
And treasures to scout!
John and Paul were 2nd –
Taking the plunge without fail;
Found an anchor, but left it behind;
Yet acquired bottles and cans -
A nice embossed independent brewery bottle of ale
Then there were Roger and Jeff –
Who was ever replacing his O rings and ice components that had a leak.
They both came back with a few bottles & cans;
But their treasure tally came up rather weak!
Pete went diving alone at 270 feet out;
Retrieved an electric trolling motor, four soda bottles
And an old milk bottle –
Priceless beyond a doubt!
Post dive, Dan supplied super sloppy joes,
Chips and beers too.
There was a bourbon aged stout,
Shared by all of the crew.
We dined in the warm trailer-
Once done we popped out,
To find a blizzard in progress;
Made driving home tricky, no doubt!
Ever present Stupervision from Dennis
hole seems just a bit smaller than normal and a wee bit tight...
looks like no good can happen here
Pete's head was a little cold and a bit afraid diving alone, so we helped warm up
Good thing they got out before the cube came back
Jeff i really don't think that is going to help freeze the hole over...