That’s when I swim here, in the river I grew up.
Most satisfying and happy to be in the water and swim forever, deeply lost in the happy memories of childhood and the many many stories around this river.
The water used to be like this or better for about 10 of the 12 months a year. But it’s good only when it rains heavily.
Now’s the time and I won’t miss it.
This particular area is named ‘vattakkayam’ meaning a round and deep water body. It’s the deepest and widest part of the beautiful river flowing down from the mountains.
And it’s right in front of the house i grew up in.
Right now it’s some 7 1/2 feet deep. The current is strong, perhaps camouflaged by the depth of the water.
As such it’s a good swim against the current.
And I must say that it aides my precious dream of wearing a six pack, the outline of which is probably seen.
The swim against the strong current certainly aides the process. And it’s a clear motivation to be swimming for over an hour alone.
Correction, I was accompanied by the many heroic and sweet childhood memories in the river.
And of course the six pack dream.
Certainly most satisfying and happy.