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Monday, July 03, 2006
Swimming Across the Zeller See

Last week Gerhard and I had some fun: We swam across the lake in Zell am See. Here's a picture of our route:

I am told it is "800m... maybe a little more" between the two sides. So maybe a little more than 1 mile back and forth. It took us a bit over an hour total (we took it pretty easy). We had the unfortunate luck that it was a very windy day, and especially on the way back, we had to swim against the current during rather choppy conditions. So add a few hundred meters for that.

It was fun. Not too exhausting, but def. a pretty good exercise. I was actually somewhat surprised how exhausted I was in the end, but it was not like mountain-biking.

This was fun! We might actually do it again this week if the weather cooperates.

And a word of warning: If you do this at home, get a boat to go along with you. We didn't have one, but both Gerhard and I are very comfortable swimmers. If you do this and drown, don't sue me! (Or don't have your relatives sue me).

 

Posted @ 2:57 PM by Egger, Markus (markus@code-magazine.com) -
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RE: Swimming Across the Zeller See
Monday, July 03, 2006 3:15 PM by Harald Nutz - haraldnutz@sbg.at

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RE: Swimming Across the Zeller See
Monday, July 03, 2006 3:19 PM by Markus - megger@eps-software.com

Naja, so schlimm ist das nicht. Man kann sich ja im Falle des Falles einfach treiben lassen. So einfach geht man ja normalerweise nicht unter. Wir haben's aber doch ziemlich durchgezogen. Das war nicht so ein Problem.


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