The sun was out in full force by the time I arrived at Ladder #1. The air temperature came in at 51F, but the thermometer reading indicated a surprisingly warm lake at 54F. I went with a full wetsuit, a neoprene swim cap, neoprene foot covers, and thin neoprene gloves and was quite cozy during the out-and-back. I was testing out my new Barracuda wire mask swim goggles, and I’m happy to report that they performed flawlessly – I recommend everyone check them out.
The water had a slight ripple to it but was impeccably clear. I stayed fairly close to the retaining wall on the out portion of the swim and had no trouble at all sighting on Ladder #1 during the return trip. Post swim was reminiscent of late May or early June. With air temps hovering near 60F, I sat around, drank tea, and soaked up the sun. I realize many of you are reluctant to come out swimming past September, but this was definitely a late spring swim cloaked in November clothing. And since tomorrow is supposed to be even warmer and sunnier, I would advise to you dust off your wetsuit and give the lake a shot in the morning!
The author post-swim
“Kit” makes an appearance
Still life at Ladder #1
This morning’s footage (I goofed on the date – it’s actually not the 6th!)