Saturday, August 15, 2020
Mud, and a bit water on top: Munkkiniemenranta swim
When my work runs late in the evening (as it often does, due to working with other timezones) that causes a problem for hobbies later in the evening. I'm not super hot on going on a hike in dusk or darkness. Or the mosquitos :-) Fortunately, for my July swimming tours I still have many easily accessible places left.
Today I chose to visit the beach in Munkkiniemi, Helsinki. I don't think I've been there before; quite a nice beach. But during the corona times I also want to avoid the biggest crowds. And despite arriving at the bech half past eight, there were still too many swimmers for my taste.
I wanted to swim though, so I decided to swim on the right side of the official beach. It seemed doable.
However, just a meter or two after the sandy shore it turned out that the bottom is just mud, mud, and clay. I had this sinking feeling that this wasn't going to be one of my great swims :-)
It wasn't great, because it took a long time to get out there in deep enough water. But I guess it was ok. I was able to swim and get back.
Here's were I swam: N 60.20101 E 24.85558.