Circumnavigating the US gypsum crib
Practice feeding system, July 4, 2011
I'm thankful we're practicing the logistics of the feedings before we fly overseas and grateful for the learning experiences. For the planned night swim next weekend, we may need a lightstick attached to the water bottle, as addition to my goggles and swim suit.
Once I reached the crib, the crew asked me to keep swimming and circumnavigate the crib and explore the nearby foundations of the former arial tramway that carried gypsum from the quary on US-23 out on the loading crib. I kept swimming but told my crew about all the wires and basket (that was cut loose) I was swimming over. The water temperature stayed between 62 and 63 degrees with sunny skies on the 6.6 mile swim.
Friday afternoon, I swam from the lake house to the crib and on my return trip, lightning forced my 5 mi swim to end at 4.64 miles. Saturday afternoon, I swam south towards the gypsum loading dock in Tawas City with a fellow masters swimming friend. With my husband on a jet ski next to us for safety, we swam over a dozen golf balls and several large fish. Take a look at the video and photos. Tomorrow I'll be swimming a 5k in the Detroit River at the "Motor City Mile," to benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation. I'm looking forward to sharing another fun swim with great teammates.