I got to Utah Lake and hit the south jetty, as has become tradition. As soon as I got my SSD out of the truck, I knew my swim was over. I’d forgotten the strap that connects the device to my waist. The water was choppy and there was no one around, so I didn’t feel comfortable doing my usual mile lap, down the jetty and back.
So instead I jumped in, swam against the chop for about a
minute, then I turned around and came back. One thing I’ve really tried to do is to be careful when I’m swimming alone. My only precaution is that Swim Safety Device, and Utah Lake has swallowed up too many people, recently. She is hungry and need not be tempted.
But as you can see from the pictures, I was the one who lost out, having forgotten my safety equipment. The
water was perfect. I’m pretty sure that when I left the wind picked up just a touch, which would have been pretty fun. But that swim will have to be another day. I have work that I need to do for my employer, so there’s not time to go back.
One more thing I forgot to mention- the jetty, harbor and lake was devoid of any human being (save me and a jetski.)
It was perfect, I tell you.