|The scene just after Avoca Lagoon was opened to|
the ocean on an earlier occasion.
This morning's run, Avoca Amphitheatre, crossed the Avoca Lagoon mouth twice. I knew the lagoon had been opened by the council a week or so earlier, but hadn't actually run that way since. I also knew it was a full moon night, so the tides were likely to be high. And, to make it more interesting, it was very dark and raining as we set out for the 11km run, with the sun not due to rise for another hour.
|The front page picture in the Central Coast Express|
Advocate Newspaper earlier this week was of the
just opened Wamberal Lagoon mouth.
It was an exhilarating experience, and not really dangerous, so long as you were prepared to swim with your shoes on if you lost your footing. I think I was running on adrenalin for the balance of the run, including the recrossing of the channel which was easier in the pre-dawn light.
I know that many Trotters turned around rather than risk the channel crossing, and everybody needs to make their own safety judgments. But for me, one of the joys of running is dealing with whatever terrain or weather is encountered. It yields a sense of empowerment and satisfaction, as well as being just plain good fun.