By the time Emma Stubbings and I reached the midpoint of our three-hour paddle Thursday afternoon, I just about had it.
Even though it was a training run guided by Water Safari legend John Bugge, who finished a record 33 Safaris and will go for No. 34 on Saturday, it felt as if we paddled the River Styx instead of the San Marcos.
Temperatures touched triple digits and thankfully Stubbings and I had enough opportunities to go for a swim. Don’t worry: They weren’t planned.