8 Bridges is just over one week away and I’m getting excited! One reason is because the Hudson has been so inviting lately; it’s hit the 70s, it’s been flat and calm, and the weather has been great. Things are falling into place with the organization — swimmers, kayakers, boaters and volunteers are all set. However, there are still some loose ends — we need a few boats/boaters for Stage 7 and to finalize some docking arrangements. I can’t wait to put the months of preparations aside and go on a very, very long and (hopefully) peaceful swim in a favorite waterway surrounded by really wonderful people. Follow the event here and on facebook and twitter.