I was surprised when I put my legs in how warm it was. It felt a little chilly at first but nothing to take my breath away. I figure it was about 67 degrees. The water was pretty clear, but had alot of small debris in it. Leaves and small plants, etc... It was really wavy. I bilateral breathed most of the way, but not 100% Once I went to take a breath and got a mouthful of water that actually went down the wrong pipe. I've never had that happen before where I wasn't able to stop it before it went in the wrong way. I stopped and coughed it up. Nothing major.
The kids caught a couple of crawfish and Jacob caught a water snake. They had a fun time playing at the beach while I was in the water.
While it was just a short little swim, it felt like a risky going into a new body of water I've never been in before, under slightly crazy conditions, and without a support boat. I've often felt like I'm a submarine in that my body is just a hull to my soul and no amount of water and waves that pound into me are going to compromise the integrity of that sub. I'm just focused on keeping the engine powering my arms and legs going. Anyway it was a fun swim although I really wish I could have gone further, but the vacation is family time and 1 hour is better than nothing.