The First Lake Swim of the SummerSunday, May 29, 2016
I look forward ALL winter to summer in Ontario.
Summer in Ontario is Cottage Season, with a Capital Awesome.
It's kind of a badge of honour to see how early in the season you can jump in the lake. April is for crazy people. May is for daredevils. June is for lake lovers. July is for my Mom.
So this weekend when I went up to Bone Island in Georgian Bay, I was feeling all madcap and audacious as I prepared for my Big First Jump. Mid-flight between dock and water I let out a big yelp, bracing myself for the polar-bear shock.
To my complete and utter delight though, the water was INCREDIBLE.
Instead of shivering and cursing while racing across the dock for a big Hudson’s Bay towel to wrap up in, I stayed in. I swam. I STARFISHED. I daydreamed about how great this summer is going to be.
It was the best first jump in, ever. I can’t wait for more.