Thursday, October 25, 2012
An Autumn swim
After a week of mixed weather we woke up to a warm day with a totally clear blue sky. At the Nautica, our coffee spot I noticed a woman with wet hair. Had she been swimming? Once home we noticed a man wading in the water. That was enough motivation. We grabbed our swim suits and it was off to the beach. At this time of year no one goes swimming but today the water was quite nice and I stayed in for a good fifty minutes and could have stayed in longer. It was quite lovely.
Later in the afternoon it was still hot and I decided to go for another swim. This time the water was toasty hot. Why do more people not go swimming at this time of year? After 1600 metres I reluctantly decided to come out of the water. Home and dry again, we decided that we were in need of a coffee after all this activity. We decided this time to walk to the Nautica. Out into the bay was the funny little marooned boat we spotted the other day. Someone had emptied it of all the water, rigged the tarp as a sail and was paddling it into our beach using the centre board for a paddle. He did finally make it as later we saw the boat pulled up on the beach and anchored with bricks. I wonder what will happen to it now?
Tomorrow we are hoping to experiment with swimming when it is overcast. It will probably be our last chance at swimming in the sea this year because once again we will be experiencing gale force winds by the weekend.