Sunday, March 11, 2018

Another season is ending

The water temperature in the lake is back up to 10C (50F).  That means that the winter lake temperatures are gone now and the more exhilarating swims are over until next December.  I have about one more month to swim before the various ravenous parasites become active again in their search for human blood. 

This season was a little more difficult than usual due to the various travels which would have me bouncing between 80F water temperature and something in the 40's (F).  It is much easier when things are consistent.  Thankfully I have only had the flu for a short period this season.  And I am thankful to God for granting me the health to keep doing 1+ mile swims regularly throughout the winter season.  There is nothing quite like being in the middle of a large lake engulfed in fog with cormorants, coots, geese and pelicans all around before heading off to work in the morning.


Max Coutinho said...

Hi Looney,

G-d only knows that you are healthy because you subject your body to that good old winter swimming :). Keep up, my friend, cause I don't have your courage.


Rummuser said...

You might consider increasing your travels to Russia to join Putin in his cold water swims.