Last winter I saw a photo of these two fabulous ladies swimming in Superior… in January. I said, “I need a wetsuit!,” and next thing you know, one showed up at my house!
This was a magical swim– an hour (an hour!!) in the big lake.
We hailed he passengers on the Hjørdis as she sailed into the East Bay.
We swam through a passage between the rocks.
We sat mermaid-like on the reef just beyond Artist’s Point.
It was magical to be at eye-level with the lake, especially on a day when the water was a glassy, platinum blue and the sky reached down like a bowl, as if the edge of the world we’re just Over There and if we were bold enough, we could swim to it, and beyond.