New year, new swims

It’s a new year and the sun is out in Kissamos.

We had a break for Christmas in Italy and only got back a few days ago.

I have already been swimming and kayaking over the last couple of days in Falasarna. I measured the water temperature there at 16.2° C! A big drop from the almost 20 degrees I measured less than a month ago.

I don’t have a thermometer with me today. The water feels chilly. I have my full wetsuit with me.

With the sun warmth, it is quite comfortable to enter the water and swim for a while.

I log about 1.4Km in half an hour. I feel fast too! A good swim for 2020.

Total distance: 1.38 km
Average speed: 3.01 km/h
Total time: 00:30:16
Download file: Swim-Viglia-FullWetsuit-Short12012020.gpx

December swim in Kissamos bay

Winter sea swim in Kissamos bay

December is always full of crisp winter days. The air temperature is still good, just below 20°C most of the time, and the sea temperature… even better!

So on this sunny day I went to my favourite spot in Kissamos bay, along Viglia beach in the South-West corner, for a swim in the clear water.

I decided to go wearing short fin for extra leg exercise. I measured the sea temperature at about 21°C. I had a little breeze while I was out in the water, but as it happens it dropped as soon as I got back to shore.

It was a good winter morning swim.

Total distance: 0.98 km
Average speed: 2.87 km/h
Total time: 00:20:18
Download file: Swim-Viglia-SmallFin-Short04122019.gpx