Saturday morning I arose from my slumber at the awful hour of 4:45 to support a terrific cause. I packed up the car - canoe already on top and scooted down 79 towards Ithaca to pickup my canoe's co-pilot, my friend Dirk at his house at 5:35am.
We arrived at the Ithaca Yacht club around 5:55 and were paddling east to the eastshore of the lake by about 6:10. The first women jumped from the M/V Manhattan to make the 1.2 mile swim at about 6:50 and we were off with our "pod" - pink cap pod number 7 at about 7:10am.
We (and about 5 other boaters - both canoe and kayaks) paddled along side 10 women swimming west in our pod. I think we arrived at the yacht club (this time by boat) at around 8am.
I've included a lot of pictures on my flickr account. Please take a look.