A few minutes after getting on theย boatโ€ฆ

Taken in Force 5 winds while the boat was being thrown about the place, so it’s a bit blurred. I’m bloated from the previously mentioned Third Spacing of Fluids. (This actually passed within a few hours due to urination.) Anti-fouling paint from under the boat. Channel grease and accumulated dirt. Ocular orbits swollen and white…

Third Spacing

Another of the joys of Long Distance swimming in salt water is bloating. It’s a combination of factors including Third Spacing, more properly called (apparently), “Third Spacing of Fluids”. Prolonged exposure to salt water causes the body to swell, making marathon swimmers look bloated after a long swim. There is also electrolyte loss causing Third…