Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Near Death Experience

Next Swim:  Thursday 7/17 6AM

Last Swim:  Wednesday 7/16 6PM
Water Temp: 60
Waves:  half foot rollers
Water Clarity: Poor
Crew:  Gumdrop, Doctor Watson, Patriarch
Wetsuit/Skin Count: 1/2

Yes!  Warmer water is finally rolling in.  When I saw 60 register on my water thermometer I got so excited I decided to swim without a wetsuit, even though I usually use a wetsuit until the mid-sixties.

When I returned to shore I was greeted by a lady who informed me that I was crazy.  Thank you, I already knew that.  Then I remarked that I actually felt warm rather than cold when I first got out of the water and Doctor Watson says that's what happens when you're hypothermic just before you die.

But if I was actually near death I was disappointed not to have a near death experience.   I saw no brilliant white lights, I just saw Gumdrop.  If that's what waiting for me on the other side, I prefer to stick around a while.

2 comments:

Gumdrop said...

I suspect that's not all that's waiting for you on the other side, especially after what you told me about your ritual sacrifice of appeasement to the Lady today!

Showgirl said...

I'll be there Friday morning.