Add to this the facts that I decided to make this my first open water swim of the season and also deciding on non-wetsuit option, I had really taken the tri-fecta today. After a bit of a wonder through the crowd, hearing advice passed out from seasoned pros “just get round the corner and aim for the Sky Tower.
Nina entered a competition for a free entry into the State Harbour Crossing, a 2.9km swim from Devonport to Aucklands Viaduct Harbour, and won. She kindly donated the entry to me which a gladly accepted….. Until I saw the conditions on arrival to race start. (Insert video here)