I love swimming after work. I hurry home to change into my bathing suit and pack a light supper. Driving to the little beach on the Chesapeake Bay closest to my home takes longer than it does weekends. Tension accumulated during the rush hour drive is erased by the waves lapping the shore, the lightly salted water, and the warm sand. I relax and smile.
Swimming on my birthday (May 13) is a dicey proposition in Maryland. The Rock Hall post prompted this memory.
Is my pride in analysis warranted or misplaced?
I start testing the Chesapeake Bay temperature in late April. The results fall into one of these categories:
- Run away
- Okay…..not really
- Nice enough
This year’s results: 4. Okay…..not really. I swam for 10 minutes anyway.
If I can swim before Memorial Day Weekend…..Score! Success!