Five of us met out at L1 just before 5:30am, and we were lucked out in that we didn’t miss the “sunrise.” Technically, the sun rose at 5:16am. But there was a low bank of clouds on the horizon that obscured the sun until we showed up. Mighty nice of Mother Nature to wait for us!
The lake temp came in at a crisp 54F – a sizable drop from earlier in the week when it was flirting with 67F. Nevertheless, we had clear skies with no wind and abundant sunshine, which really took the edge off the colder water.
The swim itself was a textbook out-and-back to the beach with a bit of resistance on the way back due to some slight southbound swells. But it was a magical morning that was well worth the loss of sleep!
Idyllic swim area
“Nessie” makes an appearance
This morning’s video: