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Day One

Day One

11:20am. Village Cay Marina. Paul sits at a table, waiting. Twenty feet away from him, Jamie is sitting on a stone wall with his bag. Just a few meters away in the open air restaurant, Alison & Ken are finishing…

Reunions

Reunions

Ahhh. It feels like home away from home… Kiss son goodbye (he’s happily playing with cousins which helps with the goodbye), husband drops me to Logan. I’m wrestling with bags and check in machines, frustrated, suddenly I hear “What are…

One more Sleep…

One more Sleep…

  Pool. Chlorine. Black line. Wall. Flip turn. Lane line, hair ball. Repeat. Doesn’t sound very appealing, does it? How about this: Aqua blue fading to turquoise, salt and sun, coral reef. Circumnavigate Pelican Island, or swim across Little Harbor,…

Packing up for SwimVacation

Packing up for SwimVacation

Hello Future SwimVacationers! I’ve developed a little ritual I like to do as I prepare for a SwimVacation trip: I arrange all of my equipment and stuff for the week on the floor of my studio and snap a quick…

Maine 2011 – Heading Home

Maine 2011 – Heading Home

Early up – I packed last night so I might grab one more swim early this morning. Quietly I slipped off the dock and made my way around Joyce Island. It feels like an important ritual now, a centering way…

Maine 2011 – Day 3

Maine 2011 – Day 3

A few early risers this morning ran the trails from cabin to cabin, criss-crossing the island and stopping for wind sprints by the tennis court. It’s clear we’ve tuckered the kids out last few days – they all slept in…

Maine 2011 – Day 2

Maine 2011 – Day 2

A girl could get used to this… We all slept like children (and the children slept like babies – really sleepy babies) in the quiet of Great Pond. A handful of us got up early for a run – we…

Maine 2011 – Day 1

Maine 2011 – Day 1

  We rose to a foggy, misty morning. So classically Maine. The mist adds to what is already such a lovely backdrop for our trip – clean, clear water reflecting age old pines along the shore. Chris and I had…

SwimVacation Maine 2011 – Welcome to Maine

SwimVacation Maine 2011 – Welcome to Maine

Summer in Maine – this is our time of year. We leave the indoor YMCA pool sometime in mid-June and don’t walk back in there till the end of September, if we’re lucky. We Maine inhabitants are fortunate to have…