|As the temperature drops, visibility increases|
Out to the tip of islet I alternated head down, head up, three strokes each. But by the time I got to the tip I was starting to warm up so I decided to cross the mouth of the bay and swim back along the right side. At one point I swam over some scuba divers and could see them clearly on the bottom at least 15 meters down.
When I got back to the beach Matt told me I had been in 12 minutes and I decided to get out, not knowing how the big temperature drop would affect me. I guess I could have stayed in longer because I only had to sit in the car with the heat blasting for about 30 minutes before I could get out and chat with the other swimmers. All told, shivering lasted about 50 minutes.