Moja prijateljica z Danske (Ebeltoft blizu Aarhusa), skavtinja in kolegica iz svetovnega komiteja ISGF (International Scout and Guide Fellowship) Rigmor Lauridsen, plava vsak dan v morju.
Seveda voda v Danskem morju ni topla, še najmanj pa pozimi. Pravi, da plava zato, ker se počuti odlično, ni nikoli bolna.
Preprost recept kajne? Kaj pa manjka nam, da bi se šli tak “ekstremizem”?
Članek objavljam v angleščini. Thanks Rigmor.
“I am so lucky to live just 3 kilometres away from the sea. I can walk to the beach, I can ride my bike to the beach or I can go by car to the beach.
The seashore is changing every day sometimes even during a day. There are grass and sand and stones – and that is how beaches are in Denmark.
In Denmark we have windy weather so very often there are waves – sometimes so huge that I can’t swim but only stands up waiting for the waves to pour the water over me!
At “my” beach the water has a very good quality. It smells good, it looks good and it tastes good – salty water! I have a habit that I always taste the water before swimming in it! The taste tells you a lot about the quality.
I am swimming all year around preferably every day. But if it is raining or snowing I am not swimming. I don’t want my clothes on the beach to be even more wet than me when I am coming up from the swim.
I am convinced that swimming in cold water is healthy. My skin stays soft and without eczema. I am very seldom catching a cold or the flue.
I have been swimming in Bajkal Lake in Russia, I have been swimming in the Atlantic Ocean in Iceland, I have been swimming in Hövsgöl Nuur in Mongolia, I have been swimming in a river in the Canadian Rockies – it has become my own competition: to swim in the sea, in a lake or in a river in as many countries as possible!
Why am I doing this? Because I like it! It makes me feel alive! It makes me happy! I get a kick out of it!”
Author and photo: Rigmor Lauridsen