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Monday 21 March 2022

Swim and Raft test at Deep Rock



Although we live about 2k from the Yarra river and I can swim, and the Yarra is quite swimmable, I haven't swum in the Yarra for a long time. But I had a raft to test in the wild, and had seen a couple of discussions about Deep Rock Swimming on the internet. What was there to lose?

I took an old clunker bike I had fixed up, and headed off. Most of the trip was totally familiar, but the path along the Yarra from Merri Creek on was new.

Anyway, there wasn't enough wind to make the raft spin, but I had a nice swim. There were lots of dogs there! One professional walker had 8 dogs there, and another had 5, and a few of the dogs were spontaneous swimmers, heading out for a paddle just because they could.

I will head back for more pics and video when its a bit windier and the raft will rotate. Here is the video I made in the back yard.

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