Monday brought my first real open-water swim of the year! My previous attempt - in a wet suit - from about a month ago when I lost feeling in my hands and feet after about ten minutes doesn't really count. It was refreshing, literally and figuratively, to struggle against the elements and get hit by the waves in the face a few times outside of the hospital-room safety of the swimming pool.

Welcome to the much-awaited summer swimming season!

As luck would have it, I am now a thousand miles away in another country. Hopefully, there will be more swimming and some worthwhile photographic opportunities.

And internet access. :)