Come out and swim with us.... and our.....
GWS. Every Sunday in late spring to early fall we end our ocean swims by coming around the Manhattan Beach pier, but we don't have our bang sticks....
Chris, as a diver, I'm not as fearful of sharks while underwater, as opposed to when I'm swimming on the surface without scuba gear. that splashing on the surface may look to "Mr. Teeth" like some creature in distress who is worth at least a try-out taste...
I've only been red-flagged out of the water by a lifeguard once, off Jensen Beach Fla when a "spinner" shark was (said lifeguard) jumping out of the water about 25 feet seaward of me. So I saw the flag (why bilateral breathing is great, yeah?) and heard the freon horn, and made the left turn and headed in to learn what it was about.
And on a personal note, I'm itching to get back to pool swimming and then open water, in about another month (says the surgeon). Had rotator cuff/biceps tendon/other stuff shoulder surgery in July. I "graduated" from PT today and am feeling good. I've stayed off the Klein road bike in favor of my ancient English 3-speed for shoulder reasons, but soon will return. Surgery has worked out well, you hear horror stories about shoulder operation, mine has been a good story.
One more knee meniscus scope trim in Jan, and maybe by summer I could be a slow short-distance triathlete again?
I especially like the comment by Bren saying it doesn't have the head of a GDGW, looks more like a dolphin.....
Yeah, I definitely feel safer beneath the waves than on the surface. Sorry to hear about the surgery but sounds like you are on the mend! Speaking of which, I am likely coming down next April to give your 70.3 a shot.
Originally Posted by nolatom
Excellent! Hope to see you. Your swim is in the marina I sail out of, sheltered to avoid chance of waves at Pontchartrain Beach which have sometimes made it a duathlon.
Usually no sharks! Though bulls in a small part of the lake on rare occasions--a sign our slightly brackish water is much cleaner these days...