Me, me! I know, some blog Friends are getting into summer and we're in the middle of winter! But I swim in an ocean pool as well as regulars. Of course, people are in overcoats with scarves (and me, too!). "You're brave," they say. I think so, too, hahaha. Saturday, only me was in the pool in the evening and at night. Water was very lovely (20'c) and warmer than a land! Ocean water was much warmer than the pool. It was a high tide and warm waves came in. Rather rough and sometimes waves pushed me away though, wonderful. Only the problem was, gee, a cleaner shut a changing room earlier than 6pm! I had to take a cold shower in an outside, brrrr, under beautiful falling stars. I met another old lady at the changing room. Smart! She brought a thermos for her own little shower. It was a brilliant idea and I want to do it.
Btw, a bit heart "warming" story. I found a watch on the floor in a changing room on Saturday. It should be that lady's one, yes, with the thermos! But I was already in a swim suit without a leg embrace. It means I cannot walk well. I asked the tall lady with a dog just sitting there to chase up the old lady on the way to a car park. The kind lady said, "Ok! No worries. Do your job(=swim)!" and ran to the direction.
Today, one old lady talked to me at the pool. She said, "Thank you. The watch came back to me!" Oh, good! The lady with the dog did it! (*when we met, it was already dark evening. I do not remember her face at all.) We enjoyed a chat after the swimming. The lady recently had lost her favorite watch and almost gave up the newly bought one. We were happy. I appreciated the tall lady's kindness. Tiny things though, I like such tiny nice things that make us happy. Water was a a bit colder than yesterday, 18'. A few challengers could not stay and got out of water at once. I hope these exercises will strengthen my legs.
A sea is lovely. It has a magic power to make us kind and friendly. If you have a chance, go to a beach, enjoy swimming and sketch! I enjoyed washes and got thrilled in colour mixture in the uploaded sketch. Narrabeen beach is popular among surfers and we have big waves! When the sun warms water, it's not bad. All what you need is guts and challenge spirit. Once, you dive in water, swimming is a great fun!
You, too, Friends, Happy Painting!