Today (Sunday), I visited my grandparents who live in the countryside and walked around their garden for a bit picking up leaves and enjoying the amazing weather. Autumn has never been the season I like because it used to rain all the time in Lithuania. However, this fall is completely different – the sun is shinning all day, there is less rain than before and the temperature is at least 15 Celsius (59 F). Bellow you will find a few photos I took, all of them are unedited because the beauty of nature needs no filters:)
On July 6th I and about 100 other swimmers participated in 2nd swimming marathon this summer.
July 6TH is a national celebration in Lithuania (not just an international kissing day) – it’s coronation day of the only king Lithuania ever had. (In 1253 Mindaugas was crowed the king of Lithuania) so the swimming marathon was dedicated to this special date.
The weather was perfect for this kind of event: it was hot and sunny. The wind was quite strong but refreshing. The water was quite cold but the weather made up for it.
I was not training for this marathon so I was surprised that it was quite easy to complete the distance and my time wasn’t bad. All of the swimmers swam 2 km distance and sportsmen with disabilities swam 500m.
This was 13th swimming marathon in that particular location – Lampedžiai lake/man-made pond.
The third swimming marathon this summer will be held in Plateliai at the end of July.