We've made it! J and I have now done our "minimum of 5 swims per month for the year 2012" Yippeee. Including the winter, and in just bathing suits, not wet suits. Easy peasy over summer months, a bit difficult over winter months trying to get those swims in - what with bad weather, holidays intruding, etc. Today and yesterday the water at Hataitai Beach was truly nice. And for the last couple of days we've seen a host of our summer friends. What does annoy me however are the kayaks and paddle boards aplenty! When I'm swimming I don't see them until they're almost on top of me. Today, there was a four person kayak, three of the four on board were uncoordinated children. I only got out of the way in time.