Yesterday I had my last swim across The Bay (Byron Bay that is). At least for the next 6 months or so. This has been the Sunday routine every week over summer: meet up with friends to walk the length of the beach, swim back then out to breakfast. Going to miss Sundays!! - especially the crystal clear water, fish, turtles and rays and of course, the company of good friends and good food. However yesterday was also a reminder that it is time to get packed up and get on that plane: while the ocean water is still warm, there is a definite chill in the air. Autumn is here. But in 2 days time I will back into spring and heading into another summer. And I have to say I am really excited about the trip. Not only am I looking forward to some warmer weather again and some hard training and racing but I am really looking forward to getting back to what is my second home now. Lawrence Kansas here I come!!!