Channelswim (channelswim) wrote,
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Things turn out for the best.....

Well the swim didn't go off, actually it got blown out, literally. The winds were 20-25K and getting worse. So we decided to rain check the swim and go when we had better conditions in January or early February. But we got a chance to meet most of the team, swimmers and kayakers, and get to know the captain of the boat. It is going to be a great adventure and a safe one. Safety is always a good thing.

But we swam and playing in the waves on Saturday and froze in the wind chill after getting out. Darn, that wind was cold on such a beautiful day.... Boy, you don't know how good hot chocolate tastes, both cups and add a bowl of clam chowder and it is a great dinner, especially when it is at a little restaurant on the beach.

Listening to music and reading was the call for Saturday night with an early bedtime. Sunday was lazing around after we missed the morning swim but we did get to Butterfly beach for an afternoon swim. The wind had died so it we didn't freeze after getting out.

But another swim and more body surfing. The buoyancy of the water allowed me to play without hurting my foot except on entry and exit of the water. It was a great time....

We barely made planes for home, thank goodness they were delayed a bit. The traffic into Burbank kind of bit. But we are home safe and looking forward to the next time, when the adventure turns into a 30+ mile relay swim....
Tags: blown out, santa barbara swim
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