The photo above is of the beach where I have been swimming all summer. The length of beach is marked by 13 buoys that are anchored several hundred (I'm guessing) yards off shore. My routine each time at the beach is to swim out to one of the buoys and, if I'm feeling up for it and have the time, swim horizontally to another buoy, and even another buoy.
Mid summer I thought it would be a cool goal to swim all 13 buoys sometime. Today was the day. I swam out to the one on the far right and headed left (West), figuring I'd cave in around number 6 or 8. But I just kept swimming till I ran into a bed of kelp between number 12 and 13. It's fun hitting a goal!