Just this past week I noticed that I have to turn on the headlights for the early side of my morning commute. And at New Years this glorious sunrise would have happened long before I joined my fellow swimmers at the beach.
Winter here is mild: it never freezes (except for car windshields get frost on them sometimes… why is that?). But ocean swimming gets really cold in winter. At the worst, it’s low 40s on land and low 50s in the water.
But I’m ready. Lee made me this poncho out of a couple of oversized beach towels. It will be perfect both to keep me warm and also more modestly change clothes in the parking lot. Win win!