So What Do You Do?

So What Do You Do?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The sea is rough, the waves are pounding along the coast, the swells are bouncing against the rocky shore.

What is a swimmer to do? What would you do? Are you a risk-taker or are you risk-averse?

Do you take a chance, wait for a lull in the surf, and then touch or scamper up the rocky shore? Or do you swim further and find a safer location to land on the soft sand? Safety and self-confidence will dictate your decision, but do you go for it, trusting in your skills as a waterman (or water woman)? Or do you look for a stretch of soft sand in order to walk safely ashore?

Photo shows David Yudovin in one of his pioneering swims.

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