The water up North was just too inviting to pass up. I simply had to go swimming. I probably went swimming more in the week while on this canoe trip than I had in the previous ten years combined. I enjoy swimming, but I cannot stand chlorinated pools. Give me the ocean, a nice swimming hole in a river, or a peaceful lake.
It felt good to stretch out the back in the water after a day of paddling. The swim was a good way to re-invigorate and clean up. Kathy was in the water much more than I was and was a good inspiration for me to go. Once I established a pattern of swimming, I needed no coaching to hit the water. Very enjoyable, very relaxing, and much appreciated.
The water is your friend. You don’t have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move. ~ Aleksandr Popov