I start before 7 o’clock to escape the wind and swim the first seven kilometres without any problems.  In Habnau I am just about to go ashore when a stand up paddler comes towards me. A reader of the Triathlon Magazine, and he has sweet pieces with him. Shortly after that another cyclist appears with coffee and pretzels, the break gets a little longer. 4 kilometers later I reach Meersburg and circumnavigate the port. Afterwards a tail wind comes up and I make fast progress. Meanwhile I have several open wounds from sunburn and an old bicycle injury. Will definitely change something here for the big triathlon around the world. In the evening the lake gets calmer and I cross near Mainau to escape the strong headwind tomorrow.  It’s now almost 20 kilometres and only 15 to Bodman. I am looking forward to the bike.