I had a kayak lesson this evening that involved practicing a self rescue. Since I was already soaked – and since the LPBC is very close to Ladder #1 – I decided to get in a quick swim.
The water was choppy but very pleasant with water temperatures around 68F. I swam out about half way to the buoys and did some back-and-forth sprints parallel to the shore.
Although the water was quite clear, it was pitch black beyond two feet of depth and made me think of two things: 1) Paula’s overnight swim last month, and 2) how happy I am that there are no marine predators lurking around in Lake Michigan.
Foggy skyline at night