Autumn is coming

A couple weeks ago we had to push the morning swim 15 minutes later due to the shortening days. But now even 6:30 is flirting with darkness. The water is still at its warmest, but the start of the workday may put paid to the morning group that formed up during last year’s lockdown.

In conditions like this, from a beach I know well, I don’t have any particular problem swimming out in the semi-darkness. But there are a couple of our group who absolutely won’t go out until the sun is up. It’s funny how those feelings affect us differently… we are all in agreement that if there ever were something dangerous in the water we probably wouldn’t see it coming. But the idea of not being able to see it is not ok for some.

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