Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Temptation


The person who prepared this was clearly "all wet", since the label for "California" is on the Nevada side.  The mind starts playing tricks when you are a quarter way through the swim.  

6 comments:

Delirious said...

I don't know about this one.... Lately I have been reminded about the fragility of life. One slip up, and you can lose everything. Is the pay off worth the risk? And that's my sermon for the day. ;)

Looney said...

This will be done with a safety crew. But you are right, life is fragile.

Max Coutinho said...

Hi Looney,

I admire your courage, man...that's all I can think of right now.
Did you participate in that annual competition?

Cheers

Looney said...

Hello Max,

I am not sure which annual competition you mean. The last organized one I did was the New Year's Alcatraz swim. This swim would be later in the summer, but it is done as an individual. An outfitter is usually hired who knows the lake and as experience with long distance swimmers. This is the same as for an English Channel swim attempt.

Max Coutinho said...

Looney,

That's the one I meant: the Alcatraz swim (thanks).
Similar to the "English Channel swim attempt"...Anyway, let us know before you participate in it, so we can pray :)

Cheers

Looney said...

Will let everyone know. The plan is for sometime in September, so there is still plenty of time. The Lake Tahoe swim is 17 times longer than the Alcatraz swim.