|Detroit to Dover - Experiences of an open water swimmer
Beautiful weekend up north where the high temperature was 70 degrees both days. Spent the weekend swimming in Lake Huron in 58 degree water. Sunday I did a 2.5 mi swim, accompanied by family and friends near the Tawas Point Lighthouse in Lake Huron. Several plump bluegill swam below me as well as a few big bass, larger due to the fish fly hatch. I stopped a few times to shout, "FISH!" to my boating companions. Got in a nice outdoor long course 8,500m swim today and then ART loosened my tight shoulders. Last week, my Lazer Stik LED markers and LED Expedition Light's arrived for the Channel swim. I am required to wear the Lazer Stik on the back of my suit and will probably wear the LED Expedition Light on the back of my goggles, to be visible to my escort boat (and hopefully not marked for an evening sea creature feeding). In case of a companion swimmer, I have extra.
Four Lazer Stik LED Markers by Adventure Lights and 4 Guardian LED Expedition Lights from Night-Gear are ready to blink to France.