This afternoon I met Goody and Josh at the marina. Just as we were getting in a new guy named Bryan was getting on his wetsuit. I asked him if he wanted to join us and he said that he just wanted to stretch out his shoulder and wanted to do an easy swim.
Josh, Goody and I went from the boat ramp to the red marina opening buoy and then out to Black rock and back (aka Gridley Straight). I took the water temp just outside the marina opening after the first lap and it read 67°F!
I didn't swim this morning and was planning on spending a good two hours out in the GSL, so I did one more Gridley Straight. Then instead of going back in through the marina, I went around the marina and got out at Silver Sands Beach.
Total distance on GPS: 4.3 miles in 2:10
My feet aren't used to those sharp rocks so it was a slow tender journey of 30 yards up the path to the parking lot. I also need to do better about taking my bag inside during the day. Leaving it out in my car totally melts my channel grease to a thin oil. Makes it hard to layer it up on my shoulders, so might right shoulder was a little tender afterwards.
Looking forward to Thursday's swim out there again.