DISCLAIMER: Open-water swimming is inherently dangerous. Open-water swimmers risk drowning, hypothermia, hyperthermia, heart attacks, panic attacks, cramping, jelly fish stings, fish bites, boat or jet-ski collisions, collisions with floating or submerged objects (including other swimmers), and other calamities that can be injurious, disabling or fatal! The "West Neck Pod" is an informal association of open-water swimmers who swim "outside the lines" with no lifeguard protection, it has no formal membership, organizational structure or legal identity, and its participants, including the author of this blog, make no representations and assume no liability with respect to its group open-water swims. All swimmers who participate in West Neck Pod group open-water swims do so at their own risk. Be careful out there!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Back in the Swim...

It was still pretty breezy down at West Neck Beach this morning, with a north wind kicking up a sizeable chop, but it was nothing compared to yesterday's mega-bluster. My new digital camera swim mask captured a goggle-eye view of the wind-tossed harbor, but both the 7:00 (Carole, Margot, Don, Nancy Lipira and I) and 8:00 (Joye, Gae and Evelyn) Pod-lets found its bark worse than its bite!

Weather and wind permitting, we'll be back in the Salt tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. With the tide dead-low at 7:54 a.m., a Causeway swim should give us a lovely ride back on an incoming tide....Same for Sunday, when an 8:44 dead-low tide will make conditions virtually perfect for an 8:00 "Big Swim III" for anyone interested in storing up some mileage for the upcoming long winter!

I note as I write this that tomorrow is September 11th...so may tomorrow's swim be a particularly mindful remembrance of the sacrifices of those lost, and of the gifts and graces we enjoy... God Bless America!


  1. Wow,

    That camera angle makes it look like an episode of "Deadliest Catch".

  2. You're lucky I didn't post the videos!

  3. Ohhhh. I like the new camera... GREAT pictures!

  4. I agree. Great fun. Shared them to my fb page. Carol, this blog has meant so much to me this summer. Thank you for all your heart and soul you poured into it. I expect you to somehow entertain me here all winter. Just sayin'.

  5. Gae, I really appreciate your comments...and I will try to come up with a way to keep you (and me!) entertained outside of the salt and sand....!