By the time the weather got better, I was exhausted.
The air had been scorching for hours.
I had to stop at least once to shower and eat breakfast.
By the end of the day, I felt like I’d been through the worst of it.
I was sick, I wasn’t going to go to the gym, and my heart was beating so fast I was getting dizzy.
At the time I thought it was just a fever but it wasn’t, and I was in such a bad way that I thought, “This is just a flu.”
The last thing I remember was walking down the road to the beach and seeing the waves.
It was just the most beautiful day I’d ever had.
I think I’m going to be alright, I’m sure, but I’ll never forget the pain and the humiliation.
I’ve been a marine engineer since I was six and the ocean is a very physical place.
I didn’t think it would be this hot but it is.