Hard time swimming today

So I showed up at Barton Springs at 6.25am today for an early morning swim. I expected there to be some change after the rain, but nothing could have prepared me for what I saw. The place is wrecked... or at least looked like it.

The water was up over the diving board level, all the sidewalks were gone and there were large pieces of wood and other debrie floating down the springs towards the river in what was a real current. Not sure how long it will take to clear up. What a shame.

So, I jumped back in the car to drive over to Stacy pool. Live Oak was closed as it was flooded, I had to take a detour around the neighbourhood, and somewhere around the back of Newning got completely lost. I went out to Riverside and onto Travis Heights and found my way back that way. Stacy was in good shape, I enjoyed the swim but it was an effort to get started.

2.4km, 50m 44s.

Call 476-9044 to check when its likely to be open, probably closed at least through the w/e!
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What a detour just to get in a swim! Bet you feel like you swam twice as far because of the hassle of getting there. Pat yourself on the back for being so tenacious. I hope BS Pool gets cleaned up soon, that's really awful.
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Actually I should have known better, BS is always closed when there is heavy rain, I just wasn't thinking at 6:05 when I put the trash out and jumped in the car.

I live half way between BS and Stacy pool, easily within jogging distance, so it wasn't so bad. Stacy was in pretty good shape if not smelling a little chemical...

In fact this reminds me of the tale about one of the girls at high school, no matter who you "went with" she was always there when you went back, funny thing when we were seniors I can remember dating her and smelling something slightly chemical... who knows... cheap perfume probably ;-)

Are you doing Galveston??
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That's funny about the "chemical" story. Sadly, I am not doing Galveston - many of my friends are. I'm doing the Salado Smokin Spokes bike ride Saturday and going to a show at Stubb's Sat night, so no early Sunday rising for me.
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I'm off to St Pete, FL for speed training w/e otherwise I'd have either gone to Galvestone for the 1/4 distance, or done the 102 mile Smokin Spokes ride... Hope the weather holds for you.