Saturday, June 20, 2009

Wylies in Winter

Not a typical day for winter swimming - usually it's bright and sunny when I swim here in winter. Today it was pouring down as I swam. Air temperature was 14 degrees; seawater temperature was 19 degrees. Tomorrow is the Winter Solstice.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Birrong Pool In Winter

This is Birrong Pool, in Sydney's western suburbs, just a couple of days short of the Winter solstice. I usually swim here mid-week after work and, on the weekends, I swim at one of the ocean pools . Birrong is really convenient as it's a short walk from the railway station when I'm travelling home from Cabramatta to Marrickville. The outdoor pool is heated and there are hot showers, so it's not exactly winter swimming. Today I was breaststroking through heavy rain.