Tighty whiteys and expresso barges? Where am I?

Yeah, so, day 3…woke up at 6:05am (really I woke up at 3:45am, my time is all still wacky, I forced myself back to bed) with the plan of and early morning swim “workout” with the Ironmen Danish, BDubbs, his GF who flew in last night, a few other Oahu buds of theirs, and our very own Nelson.  Rumor had it, if we got to the pier early, TYR was giving out their new “Special Ops” polarized swim goggles.

view from the pier

Things were not happening that fast, so Nelson and I (not Ironmen) decided we would get a head start on the swim to the coffee barge….along the way, we stopped and treaded a few times to take some pics…

the barge...

So, again, I was surprised at the not-easy nature of another portion of the Ironman course…the swim:

the coffee barge is located about .5 from shore...

while the water is SUPER buoyant there was a good bit of current due to a rather large swell (waves are rolling through with about head high faces)…even holding on to the coffee barge was aggressive…once we had arrived at the barge for a bit, we were joined by the rest of the gang…

we all enjoyed our coffee and stopped and posed for some underwater shots (much like those Ironman Danish and BDubbs took yesterday)….

thats me flailing in the upper left of photo...

We swam back amongst all the other lemmings and realized it was time to get our butts into gear if we wanted to make the underwear run…we made it and even had time to take some awesome team pics:

the guys...

the ladies....

Danish and Nelson doing some lunges to warm up

EVERYONE who is ANYONE gets into it...

what can i say really....

I kinda wonder how the discussion with the kids went this morning....

TONS of people in tighty whiteys

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