Stunning light this morning at the beach and quite a crowd gathered for a dip. A lucky dip if you don’t occupy the same stretch of water as a Jimble. One unlucky lady enthusiastically pointed out where not to swim – between the second and third cone, about 40 metres from shore.
Paul, Anne, Di, and Linda were all dressed for summer swimming and were lucky dippers. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Also lucky were Tony, Rod, Malcolm, Ken, Sutho, Bevan, Chris, Dave, Bob, Tony, Vic, Rosie, Sally, Janet, Luke, Mike, Janice and Josie. Well Done! Kerstin unfortunately had an unlucky dip 🙁
Around The Bay was the course set today. My chin and throat are on fire having swum into 5 MONSTERS between the beach and the cones. The thought of pulling my head out of the water occurred to me afterwards… Bevan, Chris and Dave miraculously missed them! That’s what you get for heading out first. The swim for me was uneventful after that except for when I stopped to play with a Moon Jelly, and on the way to the post from Belle, I could feel some salps or amoebic jellies brushing against me.
We stopped at the post to admire the large boat moored near the Barrel and Bevan mentioned that he almost collided with some moored kayaks on the way to Belle. Chris continues to not drown in his ‘onesy’ although it’s slow going. He figures he will be in better shape than the rest of us when the wetsuits finally come off.
Off to the island next, where I spied with my little eye something beginning with J. Fortunately, it was deep down. We headed along the island to the beach and stopped to admire an athletic woman balancing on one leg whilst straightening the other behind her. Impressive! And to finish off this exhaustive description of our swim, we did a dugong to the steps. Lovely!
Jimble count today was about 10, Fly count was about 100, and water temp was 19.9C – THANKS KEN 🙂