The water was as flat and clear as being in the pool. I was the slowest in our lockdown mini-bubble of five swimmers. But no shame in that… they’re all faster than me! For instance… the guy in the red plaid shirt there holds the world record time for his combined marathon swims across Lake Taupo, the Cook Strait and the Foveaux Strait. I’m easily starstruck… did I mention my neighbour was in the Olympics??