Victory on Victoria Day
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I claim victory over the frigid waters of our lake on this Victoria Day. As mentioned in my last blog, my grandfather's tradition for the 30-odd years that he lived on this property was to swim daily beginning on Victoria Day Weekend and continuing till his birthday on September 9. Today I braved the waters which just two and a half weeks ago were frozen. I waded in, I did not dive in as he used to do, and I didn't swim a stroke, just ducked my body completely underwater and waded out again as quickly as I could. DD recorded the event in photos, some of which I've posted to my SparkPage.
Now, do I intend to make this a daily event? No. It's a sufficient nod to family tradition to make sure I observe the beginning and end dates of GF's swimming season without *necessarily* succumbing to the dubious pleasures of a daily swim for another month or so.