|My local pool, Pleasant Pond...home of the dock intervals.|
Plus, I can see the bottom and don't have to worry about lake monsters getting me. This isn't a problem for me if I swim with someone, but the lake monsters are most likely to attack a lone swimmer. That is what the voices in my head tell me.
All irrational fears aside, I love swimming in this pond, you get great practice sighting and it is crystal clear.
Not many people get to swim with loons on a daily basis, so I am pretty darn lucky. Sometime when I have a waterproof camera I will get an awesome shot of a loon really close, but until then, I have another wildlife shot for ya:
|Hello Hirudo medicinalis, latin for big F-ing leech.|
So I came to the conclusion that if I just keep moving, they probably won't get on me. I haven't gotten one on me yet. I really hope I don't, because for all of this tough smack talk I will completely freak out if I come out of the water with one of these hanging off of me. Ugh.