Write, Sing or Swim – Day 19

A storm rolled in last night and the swim today was all about water. There’s cloud cover and the water is a deep Prussian Blue as we travel in the boat to Sweetwater. Or perhaps it is Ultramarine. I’m trying to remember colours from my tubes of oil paint from back in the day.

So we swam in the rolling deep blue for around 2.5k. The waves were crashing on the shore into the caves, so no close coastal swimming. Instead we swam 50-100 metres out, rolling in the swell. I was a little trepidatious at first, but found my rhythm, breathing in the trough and gliding through the rise. It was exhilarating. I would not have enjoyed it alone – but with my pod of swim trekkers, it was quite an experience. Nothing below but blue. Nothing above but grey. This kind of open water swimming was a first for me. I loved it. Yes, I was a little afraid before I dived in, but proud and pleased that I could ease into it and complete the swim.

Lunch and a body massage completed the day. The swell continued, so I came back by boat. The last day of SwimTrek done. An experience I would recommend to anyone who likes to swim.

Tomorrow, if the weather clears, I’m going west to Palaióchora. Kali nichta!