I was able to stand everywhere I stopped when I felt like taking a picture. I was having a great time.
I called Patricia when I was about to start my bridge crossing to tell her where I was. Just as I started to swim parallel to the bridge, the wind and current picked up. It is scattered thunderstorms today so the wind was picking up a bit.
I swam about 20 yards from the bridge support pillars. The farther I went, the choppier the water became. I was soon swimming heads up quite a bit just so I could see where I was going. My effort picked up quite a bit too just to keep moving. I inhaled water a few times and was struggling. I could not stop laughing and smiling. I finally got to a point where I could not stand. When I was much farther along, I was able to stand again. I stopped and took some more pictures. I noticed a few boats following me and watching me constantly. One boat came up and asked if I was okay or needed any help. Granted, I am standing, goggles on my forehead, and taking pictures. Yes, REAL sign of distress! I said I was fine and having fun. He did not seem to believe me so I took off before any more questions came.
I swam under the bridge and into the boat ramp where Patricia and my 2 girls were waiting for me. I called the Coast Guard again to tell them I was clear of the water. It was a FUN swim. I love little adventures like this. This makes me even more eager when I do my Wright Memorial Bridge crossing soon.
Thanks Patricia for driving me to start and picking me up. It is always nice having you and my 2 favorite little girls to greet me when I finish.
2.7 miles OW