Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today, right?
With that maxim in mind, I plunged into the lake today for what probably will be my last skinny dip until spring.
Yes, the lake was cold — about 62F according to a thermometer I placed in the water by the shoreline. I’m sure it was colder further out, probably around 60F. But it wasn’t as cold today as it will be tomorrow, after the temperature dips to about 40F (5C) tonight.
Actually, it was a bit of a shock to my system when I dove in head first. There would be no keeping my hair dry today. I wanted to savor the full submersible experience, even if I would look like the proverbial drowned rat in photos my partner was snapping of this “you’re nuts!” experience.
But after I had been in for a few minutes, the water was lovely . . . OK, it was still cold, but not unbearably so (and I just can’t think right now of a “bare” pun to go along with that line of thought).