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Tuesday
Sep042012

Monday, September 3rd 2012

 

Port Oneida.  Fully immersed at 12:27, 12:50 and 1:26 p.m.

Last "official" day, although don't expect to see the last of me--I'll be swimming plenty more in 2012!

Tuesday
Sep042012

Sunday, September 2nd 2012

 

Shalda Creek.  Fully immersed at 1:50, 2:25 and 3:45 p.m.

Spent a leisurely holiday afternoon with a few friends and a picnic lunch.  Might be my new favorite beach spot!

Tuesday
Sep042012

Saturday, September 1st 2012

 

Bad Harbor.  Fully immersed at 8:28 p.m.

The first day of September!  Gorgeous.

Tuesday
Sep042012

Friday, August 31st 2012

South Beach, Leland.  Fully immersed at 9:27 a.m.

A sad, sad morning--just out of sight of the camera's lens is the USCG searching for the missing body of a 16-year-old boy.  He was found not long after we left the beach--our thoughts and prayers go out to his grieving family.

Tuesday
Sep042012

Thursday, August 30th

Good Harbor.  Fully immersed at 7:50 p.m.

Wowza!

Thursday
Aug302012

Wednesday, August 29th

West Bay.  Fully immersed at 7:45 p.m.

Tonight's swim was a rare treat--a beachy meet-up (with gelato to follow!) with my good friend Ashlea.  We'd been meaning to make the swim all year....better late than never!

Thursday
Aug302012

Tuesday, August 28th 2012

Good Harbor.  Fully immerse at 8:54 p.m.

Tuesday
Aug282012

Monday, August 27th 2012

 


Good Harbor.  Fully immersed at 8:22 p.m.

Gross!  Dead fish!

 

Tuesday
Aug282012

Sunday, August 26th 2012

Good Harbor.  Fully immersed at 8:46 p.m.

Why is it getting so dark so early?!?  Don't go, Summer!

Tuesday
Aug282012

Saturday, August 26th 2012

Bad Harbor.  Fully immersed at 6:24 p.m.

Soooo hot today, which made the swim all the more refreshing!

Tuesday
Aug282012

Friday, August 24th 2012

 

 

 Good Harbor.  Fully immersed at 7:26 p.m.

Thursday
Aug232012

Thursday, August 23rd

 

Good Harbor.  Fully immersed at 9:32 a.m.

Someone once told me the best cure for a hangover is a swim in Lake Michigan.  Put that theory to the test this morning....

Thursday
Aug232012

Wednesday, August 22nd

 

Good Harbor.  Fully immersed at 8:36 p.m.

A night I'd been looking forward to all summer: a mini reunion with a few of my favorite friends from the first half of my life.  Home for just a week from California and Colorado, I am so happy they wanted to squeeze in a bonfire and a swim in Big Blue.   

 

Tuesday
Aug212012

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

Good Harbor.  Fully immersed at 9:52 a.m.

A beautiful morning for a swim.  We had almost the entire beach to ourselves, save for one other woman and her Chesapeake Bay Retriever.  The physical structure of the beach is visibly altered by the strong winds and riptides from the week before last.  There is also lots of algae.  Where does it come from?  The water is almost as cold as it was in mid-June...I don't want summer to end!

Tuesday
Aug212012

Monday, August 20th 2012

Good Harbor.  Fully immersed at 9:12 p.m.

Monday
Aug202012

Sunday, August 19th 2012

 

Suttons Bay Municipal Beach.  Fully immersed at 8:20 p.m.

Sunday is probably my favorite day of the week.  Even though 10 years after college graduation, I still experience the Sunday night blues, it's the one day of the week I really try to relax.  Today was an extreme example--I stayed in bed, alternately reading and sleeping, until 2:30.  I haven't done that for years!  (Last night's shenanigans may have played a small part....)  On Sunday evenings, after dinner, Curt and I sometimes head to Leland or Suttons Bay, grab some ice cream and walk around the village, seeing if we can imagine giving up farm living for life in a little harbor town. (We can.)  Things are noticeably slower around town and the cooler weather is a sure sign that summer is on its way out.  I'd love to see some more days in the 80s--the water is not nearly as warm as it was a month ago!

Monday
Aug202012

Saturday, August 18th 2012

 

Good Harbor.  Fully immersed at 11:58 p.m.

Late night swimming at its finest!  We were at a neighbor's party when I realized the time....we made it down to the water with minutes to spare.  No time for a swimsuit, even.  And after our dip?  Back to the party for more tomfoolery.

Monday
Aug202012

Friday, August 17th 2012

Good Harbor.  Fully immersed at 8:23 p.m.

Another gorgeous night!

Monday
Aug202012

Thursday, August 16th 2012

 

 Bad Harbor.  Fully immersed at 8:13 p.m.

Wednesday
Aug152012

Wednesday, August 15th 2012

 

North Beach, Leland.  Fully immersed at 9:58 a.m.

Oh, Morning Swim, how I've missed you!  I can't tell you how renewing it is to sink into a harbor of cold, clear, glass-flat water in the early hours before the rest of the world steps into it.  When the sun is on your back and you have the chance to collect a pocketful of Leland blues in watery solitude, it may be the very best antidote to those clunky thoughts taking up residence in your brain.