Also on December 18, Lynne and I went down to the park at Mansfield Dam to go hike on Sometimes Island. This is small bit of land that appears in Lake Travis when the water goes down a little. Except that the water is down A LOT, and it is now Sometimes Peninsula! The normal level of the lake is about 684 feet above sea level, it's at about 627 in these pictures.
These large blocks of concrete are normally in 20 feet of water. But when the lake is down a little, they're lurking just below the surface, waiting to ruin someone's day!
It's a long walk out to this point.
The Austin Aquatics Open Water Swim was in this cove. Water level was a bit higher than the camera's postion in this shot.