“We organize an annual swim across Lake Champlain and are looking for paddlers to escort swimmers,” said the post by Christophe Lissarrague on the Lake Champlain Kayak Club Meetup.
The 4th Annual Lake Champlain Open Water Swim was to take place on August 19 and I decided to join them. I ordered a waterproof stuff sac for my camera and a deck compass just in case it got foggy.
Christophe added, “We’ll pay for the one-way ferry ride to Essex, New York. Race starts at 9:30 and should be done by 1pm. This is an official race with motor boats, Coast Guard, and rescue agencies. More info on: www.lakechamplainopenwaterswim.com.”
Here’s a collection of the photos that resulted… my video will be in post production for at least another week. These images are reduced to 1024 pixels at 72 dpi for the web. Feel free to copy and share them as you like. Full-sized images, suitable for printing at 300 dpi are available upon request and with a free-will donation, a portion of which will be shared with Lake Champlain Committee.
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