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Swimming with Figaro

We wanted to try a new swimming hole and a previous guest at our airbnb had recommended Gilbert Lake State Park. We set off without caffeine for the park and were delighted to see that the park office sold coffee. Not only that, the boss had called earlier and instructed staff not to charge as it was a quiet day.  Two gold stars for the park so far. We were directed to the beach where lifeguards worked a roped off area. We decided next time we would just swim at the other end of the lake on our own but for now - we had showers and changing rooms and a cafe so we stayed and swam within the ropes.

 We had a matinee performance of the Barber of Seville to see and so didn't mess around. (We're here for the Glimmerglass Festival - a favourite thing to do in the summer).While swimming lengths in the deepest section only one other swimmer joined us. "So you're swimming lengths too," he said, somewhat surprised. "I hope we don't bump into each other." We t…

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