Splish Splash

I went swimming today. Not in the gorgeous pool pictured below, mind you; that’s one of the Hearst Castle swimming pools — the Neptune Pool — and believe me, they keep an eagle eye on every tourist. No touching allowed. I hadn’t been swimming in years. Among the numerous pools in Santa Clara, the city boasts of an Olympic-size pool used for international competitions. It’s huge. It’s also quite popular from noon to 1 p.m. on weekdays, when the pool opens for adult lap swim. So I and about 100 others partook of the solar-warmed water. I swam slowly, amazed at how tired my muscles quickly became. It was lovely, though. I’d missed the silky feel of swimming. I swam one-third of a mile, too. Sleep shall court me tonight!

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3 Comments on “Splish Splash”

  1. ellen Says:

    I don’t know which one I like better, this one or the indoor pool. The place is just amazing! I can’t imagine living there during the time that Hearst built the place.

  2. Shirl Says:

    Gorgeous picture . . . and a good reminder to get back in the swim of things. There is nothing like some good old water therapy to ease (and tire) the body.

  3. Kathryn Says:

    Ellen – I’ve got a few photos of the indoor pool, too. I’ll put them up on Flickr in a few days.

    Shirl – you bet!