Wednesday, July 22, 2015

One Dolphin Seen Today

      I got myself into the water again today.  It really was exceptional.  I stood by and observed the water for about ten minutes before entering, and I was fortunate to catch the big jump of a larger dolphin about 200 yards off the sand.

     There was a fifteen-foot boat stopped out there--with a twenty-foot line to a small raft containing what looked like two little kids in it.  As I looked at that, the dolphin jumped first, and it was about twenty feet from the kids in the raft.  I was thinking that those kids just got startled or just had an enjoyable experience.

     For ten minutes it swam around and showed its back in the area of the boat.  I guess the kids were cool with it because the dad didn't reel the raft in until the dolphin was gone for a few minutes.  It's neat to see stuff like that.

     I spent an hour in the 69 degree water; the visibility was about 8 foot.  The waves were 1-2 foot and a three-foot set occasionally outside.  I swam out and back in, then did it again.  I went out again, trying to think about form, and then I swam south against a mild current.  So, it was more swimming than I have done yet, and I loved it.

     Unfortunately, afterward my low back was hurting, but nothing out of the ordinary.  I'll be anxious to get in again and continue to work on my wind.

"The first time you quit is the last time you try."

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Clean water after the rain. Beautiful.

     We had some rain for a couple of days and I needed a break, but today I got in for about 45 minutes.  Just a little swimming out and in.  The water was probably 68 degrees--very warm.  The waves were small--about 2 feet--and not rough.

     The conditions were great for swimming out past and also just for playing in the water.  I felt good today.  Will continue.

"The first time you quit is the last time you try."