Saturday, June 03, 2006

Open water practice

David (trying on his new wetsuit) was kind enough to host me at Grandma's place on Long Haul Creek for an open water swim practice. There were small craft advisories in open water in the area, but it was a perfect protected cove for a quiet practice swim in advance of Eagleman next week.

You can see from the flag that the wind was becoming fairly brisk, but the cove is sheltered enough the water was fairly calm.

We swam twice from the dock above. If you turn directly left, you see our turnaround point below, directly in front of the house in the center. Appropriately, the sailboat docked there was named "Freestyle".

After we got out we watched this huge horseshoe crab meandering around. I don't think I've ever seen "wild" ones alive before - only washed-up shells, or captive in an aquarium.

Thanks again for the great swim practice, David! It gave me lots of good practice sighting and working on swimming straight and breathing in a relaxed way.


jeanne said...

who is this david?? is this swim p0rn?? Niiiicccceeee!

nancytoby said...

Tsk tsk tsk, you bad girl!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a great practice!
Isn't it great to see "wildlife" in the wild :)

Keryn said...

Having just bombed my first tri thanks to the open water swim, I think those open water swims are priceless. Plus, it helps to have a swim partner who looks that nice in his wetsuit. :)