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!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The "Winged Goddess of the Dawn" Returns...

Late Friday afternoon, the long-awaited "Eos III" finally took her place at the mooring alongside the "house at the end of the Causeway." Though this morning’s sky was grey and cloudy, and a light rain was falling, a huge throng of swimmers battled a stiff north wind and incoming tide to pay homage to the new "Winged Goddess of the Dawn," her slender, beckoning mast once again visible in the distance atop the waves. At long last, "The Sailboat" has returned!


Tomorrow morning, the Sailboat will guide us northward again, as we "go long" to Fort Hill Beach against an incoming tide then ride it back to West Neck Beach -- or all the way to the South Buoy, for those looking for some extra distance (especially those of us who are training for next Saturday's 5K for the "Swim Across America"!). See you in the Salt! 

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