A bit anti-climatic I would say. I have been waiting at least two weeks to take my first ocean plunge. Waiting. And hoping the sun might emerge. Not to be.
Air temp 60. Water temp 59. Waves 3-5 feet. Wind speed 7 knots. Wind gust 8.9 knots. Rip tide active. Not exactly summer. But anything goes in Maine I suppose.
And god was it salty! I had forgotten. It felt pretty cold at first but then the temperature felt okay.
I only swam about 2/3 of mile probably but it lasted at least 25 minutes which is more than the time it would take to swim a mile in the pool. Hey, I am happy I got in given the cruddy weather we've had for the last two weeks. The National Weather Service reported today that this June is the 5th rainiest on record in Maine, and given more rain today will likely be the 4th rainest by the end of the day. Total rainfall for June 2009- 8.36 inches (3 times our usual average for June).
To reward myself I had two of these for lunch (with fresh strawberries we picked this morning) when I returned. Yum yum yum. Maybe summer is here afterall.