Week 30 Saturday 22 December to Friday 28 December 2012
After pedalling the 30 kilometre rail-trail from Geelong to Queenscliff I was glad to have a dip. The water revived me, but not quite enough: halfway on the return journey, I was done. Tuckered out.
Sunday 23 December was going to be a scorcher. Thirty-nine degrees. Back in Williamstown after the Queenscliff ride, I headed to Jawbone at first light. The water was sparkling clear, the fish were awake. I had the place to myself. As I headed home for breakfast I saw a boat creasing the water in the distance and an aeroplane overhead.
I swam at Williamstown beach on 24, 25 and 26 December, including two dips on Christmas Day.
On Boxing Day afternoon I had a dip at Moggs Creek, where we were staying for a few days. There were plenty of hang-gliders landing on the beach.
The water was lovely at Lorne on Thursday 27 December. A few people seemed to be practising for the Pier to Pub swim. Meanwhile, there was tragedy at my ‘home-beach’ in Williamstown: a 74 year old man from Footscray drowned while swimming with his family.
The week’s dips concluded with two swims – 7.30am and 4.30pm – at Sunnymeade beach, near Aireys Inlet.