Here I am. Saturday night after a little test at Lake Ontario.
Tomorrow is supposed to be a big day.
Tomorrow the whole crew supposed to be at Lake Ontario for the swim Trial.
16 Km. or 6 hours whatever happens first.
I was very confident until the wind started to blow a few days ago and took away the warmer water.
Two days ago the water temp. at the lake was 8 Celsius. Yesterday went up a few degrees anything close to something comfortable.
A few hours ago I went down to Hamilton where this swim supposed to happen tomorrow.
The water was not above 13 degrees.
Again, I had this burning from inside out feeling that lasted for at least 15 minutes. I couldn't pee even when I really wanted and I got alarmed. Finally I stopped, change my breathing rhythm then peed and kept going.
Wasn't pretty but came back home mentally prepared for tomorrow.
However in this conditions you do not need much to hesitate. An experienced Swim Master Marilyn Korzekwa (two succesful crossings under her belt) said that she would be seriously considering next week because the winds tonight only are going to get worst and take the bit of warm water away…
looks like less than 12 hours to the start I still do not know what is going to happen… but I'll keep you posted