The day started with rough seas that prevented us from launching the dinghy, but it wasn’t forecasted to last the entire day. Fortunately, it didn’t, and by midday the waves were getting smaller and I was able to start swimming.
Paul and Maria were in the dinghy. We still had a few good waves but nothing like yesterday and their sizes were decreasing as the day progressed.
Yesterday I felt some pain under my left arm and in the evening I felt a small bump. I didn’t pay too much attention, I remembered something like that happened a week after we left Choshi. Today I had the same pain under my right arm as well. Each time I rotated my shoulder I felt the uncomfortable pressure in my armpits.
In the evening I told Maks about it, he had a look at the round bumps under my arms. After a few seconds of palpating me in different places, he told me it looked like these were my lymph nodes that were inflamed. There is nothing to worry about, it is normal for my immune system to be solicited under such conditions.
Wind speed: 15 kts
Wind direction: W
Waves height: 1-2m
Waves direction: WNW
Water temperature: 28.3°C
Miles swam: 10.31 NM