IMG_0628 Or why I need a waterproof camera. My swim this morning was nothing short of magical. It's quite cold these days, about 11C (slightly under 60F) this morning and the water is much warmer than the air, which creates this thick mist that slowly dispels as the rising sun warms up the air. There's barely any breeze at all. The whole thing feels like Middle Earth except the lake isn't spooky.

There's nobody but me and some fishing guy in the distance (plus wildlife making its usual cacophony), and it's like I'm gliding smoothly into liquid smoke as I swim westward towards the island across the channel. I go like this for about 300 feet, then turn to face the beautiful golden pink of the rising sun and swim back to my dock while a flock of birds skim across the quiet waters.

I'm just sorry I couldn't film it for you.