Nursery-colored skies dotted with soft pinks and blues greeted the earliest arrivals at West Neck Beach this morning...The water was crisp and clear despite yesterday’s downpours, and its surface was flat and calm, though mysterious underwater swells kept lifting and rolling us as we swam to the buoy and back on an outgoing tide. Second-shift swimmers Joye, Bonnie, Joan and Magda were just suiting up as Carole, Bill, Mindi, Jamie, Tim, Chris and I returned to the beach from the north buoy...Weekend swims are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 a.m., but Carole and I will be taking our Salt treatments in Provincetown this weekend – where we plan to partake in the 25th Annual Provincetown Harbor Swim for Life and Paddler Flotilla on Saturday morning...See you back in the West Neck Salt on Tuesday for the 6:30 a.m. swim!
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!