Monday, October 20, 2008

Swimming Around Bainbridge Island

I'm doing a new thing, and you might find it interesting. I'm going to swim around Bainbridge Island, Washington.

We have a bit of everything here on Bainbridge Island, pristine and beautiful ocean habitats, an industrial port, and a Superfund site. And I'm going to swim around the 53-mile shoreline and take a look at all of it.

Along the way, I'm going to write about what I see and what comes to mind on a new blog, Swim Around Bainbridge. It's already a deeply personal story from an ocean guy. I was planning to keep it private for a while, but why not open it up from the very beginning? Stop by if it sounds interesting.

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Omar Basawad said...

Enjoy your swim and keep blogging!

Harvey Norton said...

That water is COOOOOLd this time of ear! i hope you have plenty of Lard! by the way- you are exempt from staying away from fatty foods! You need the insulation! Swim on, Man! Good luck!

emerald said...

You're nuts - I love it!!

At the very least it's a great way to get out of the 'office' and gain an intimate knowledge of your home. If you're going to speak for the oceans, you need to let them speak to you....

You inspire me to swim around 'my' island too. It may not take long enough to attract fellow swimmers and environmental activists though. The island has a coastline of about 6 miles compared with your 53.

Have fun, stay warm, and let us know how it's going!

Mark Powell said...

Thanks for the encouragement! Emerald, you're the first new swimmer, come on over to and make the pledge. Let's start a movement.

J said...

Fantastic idea! In the fine tradition of HD Thoreau, and John Muir, comes Swimmin' Mark. I shall follow your adventures with gusto.