I'm Back :-)
Thanks for the concern. I took a long layoff from swimming (no open water or pool) for five months. Then on the 22nd of April I got suited up and hopped back into the 53F waters of San Francisco Bay.
Yup, I couldn't get the money ready for The Cook Strait. I tried but nothing was working. Sometimes its just not in the cards. Anyway, hey to all my open water swim buddies. Hope your all training hard and swimming without wetsuits hehe :-) Take care all and thanks again to all the old-timers that I've gotten to know on this fine site.
PS Been swimming every day for the last two weeks and in August myself and Charles Chapman are going to swim Lake Tahoe!