Here's the event page with the rules.
|Oh the bugs!|
Anyway, I paddled out with her because the water was extremely warm. I never did take a temp but it was well about 80 degrees. The brine flies were crazy and they were crawling all over my pre-greased body. It was very itchy and annoying. I couldn't wait to get in.
|Even though I knew it wouldn't be straight, I was still|
surprised at my final location relative to where I thought I
GSL! No boats at all on the water.
I definitely wouldn't want to do this test in Pineview or any other place where there were boats or where the lake wasn't big enough to allow me to swim 30 minutes in any direction.
|I like the way these look. If only I could see out of them.|
Start: N 40° 44.966 W 112° 13.757
End: N 40° 44.081 W 112° 13.683
So the total distance between that for 30 minutes was: 1.02 miles
Total distance swam: 1.17 miles
Not too shabby. I was hoping for just under a mile and got over it. I'm pleased with that. I knew I wasn't going to be terrible. But I'd like to try this again at night for a more accurate test of being 100% blind.
After the 30 minutes, I switched to normal goggles and swam the remaining amount to the boat ramp. GPS read 1.98 miles total swimming. There were two busloads of asian tourists who were gawking at us. I filled my empty Gatorade bottle with tons of brine shrimp that were swimming around the surface in the marina for Angela to take home to show James and Morgan. They were full grown, many brown and red ones. Pretty little things.
Special thanks to Angela for kayaking for me today!