Went out last night about 2145 and headed to Pineview. By the time I got there, it was completely dark and only the stars could be seen. I headed down to the beach and sure enough, not one buoy could be seen! Some boats were visible in the distance because of their lights but that was about it. I got in and swam away from shore but the beach quickly disappeared. I decided to swim 25 strokes then look up (repeat). This was a genius idea because after my 4th rotation, I stopped about 2 yards from a boat! This was a pretty good sized boat and the background swimming to it kept it camo'd. Not ONE light was on and this kind of pissed me off. Not only did I nearly run into a boat in the middle of the lake, what is to keep another boat from plowing into him later? I was VERY tempted to swim up and bang on the side awhile but decided to head back instead.
Luck was on my side and even though I knew relatively where the shore was, a couple came there and started to have a late night picnic. I could see the lights from their phones and it guided me in.
I got a lot of questions answered from the swim and will be giving a definite date soon on when the first group night swim will be.
Swam .5 total.