Tuesday, May 25, 2010
在金斯米爾湖游泳 - 夏天開始！/ Swimming in Kingsmere Lake - Summer Begins !!
What a nice pleasant surprise !!!
On May 25th at around 5 pm, S and two friends plus myself went swimming in Kingsmere Lake within the MacKenzie King Estate. The lake is open to only cottage owners, or those authourized by the National Capital Commission. At this time of the season, the lake is full of newly stocked minnows and the water is very clean - no algae due to phosphate pollution or (unlike some lakes in the Gatineau Park) gasoline from leaking boat motors. As the ambient temp was over 30 deg C, the lake was just right for open-water swim. I put on my goggles and did my bilateral free-style, while the others were splashing around near the dock.
We had a great time and left at around 19h30 before sun down.