Week 45 Saturday 6 April to Friday 12 April 2013
Wodonga being about 300 kilometres from the sea, there are not too many waves, unless the wind is really howling at Lake Hume. But there is WAVES, the seriously brand new pool. Opposite the Wodonga racecourse and beside a new housing estate and shopping centre, Waves opened on 23 February.
WAVES is actually a pretty good stab at a meaningful acronym, spelling Wodonga Aquatic Venue and Exercise Space. I had a dip there last Friday morning, just two days before it closed for the off-season on 14 April. Seems a shame to be closing so soon after opening.
My first dip for the day was at the Warrina Inn, where I made a few waves, well ripples, while completing a rigorous ten laps in the five-metre pool.
‘Must admit I was not tempted to have a dip in the Murray. Rivers are strange creatures. Mysterious. Dangerous. If I’d got half-way across I would have been interstate.
The rest of this week’s dips were all in Williamstown, including a few from the Sirens end of the beach.
Many thanks to my good friend Walter for the chance to visit Wodonga.
Scoreboard: 315 swims, 50 to go.