It looked reasonably peaceful before the start of today’s swim, but the wind was picking up and blowing against the direction of the tide. That wind against tide combo creates a lot of surface chop, making it hard to breathe efficiently in the water.
Between the bumpy water and the prevailing mindset of the group I was joining today, I was persuaded to wear my wetsuit. That meant I was kinda hot and sweaty, but I swam a good bit faster… came in 12th overall which put me in the top half.
Later I had enough energy to nap and walk into town for an ice cream.