Ha, lead balloon springs to mind....It's whacky stuff OWS, I'm not quite there with it yet.
Roger says that HE wants to borrow the wetsuit next week :-)
I think I could really get into OWS if I could swim better. Or at least if I was confident that if I got tired I could tread water for a bit, rather than just sink! The fresh water was far nicer than swimming in a pool, no chlorine runny-nose for the rest of the day for a start - but the conditions were absolutely perfect yesterday.
Janine, you are a totally awesome swimmer!
Lochore Meadows (by Kinross) is great for OWS and paddling/kids/kayaking....and there is a massive play park. There is a sandy beach to help you, it is very calm and not too cold. There is even a pontoon to dive off. I've done 2 or 3 triathlons there in the dim and distant past.
Excuse me but CLYDE puffers do not sink. Very reliable relay team they are!