So suit up, slather on the sunscreen and get ready for some fine summer swimming ... just as soon as that fog burns off.
If You Swim ...
Jewish Community Center (JCC)
USF Koret Center
South End Rowing Club
776-7372 or 929-9656
Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area
Centennial Drive, Berkeley
Tilden Regional Park (off Grizzly Peak Blvd.)
(510) 636-1684 or (510) 562-PARK, ext. 7
6500 Broadway, Oakland
Weary of the sizzling sidewalks and dripping humidity of August in Manhattan, I was good and ready for the chilly San Francisco summer promised by Mark Twain's timeworn quip. But my first season in the Bay Area turned out to be a scorcher by SF standards -- some days, the thermometer soared to 75 degrees or even 80. Pale flesh poured forth from mothball-scented summer frocks. Old men clustered on the corners to kvetch about the "heat wave." Dogs sprawled supine in doorways ... hell, some people even went out and bought fans.