Ascended the fire station to find a good protecting helmet for my peaceful scientific journey and maybe an axe.
The beginning: Berezino.
Made it to the corner. Swimming to Skalisty.
Fairly smooth from Berezino down to the Sunflower sign. Looting downtown Berezino > West Berezino > Solnichniy. I was able to pick up some bright red paramedic pants, a warm moto helmet, and a bright red mountain backpack to hold maximum science gear and to convey a non-threatening appearance as I made my way down the busy .60 coast.
I spent quite a bit of time on Skalisty gathering the rest of the needed supplies for the almost 2 hour swim across the frigid ocean, including a nice red raincoat which will hold warmth nicely. At this point I’m inspecting my supressed 1911, with a total of 6 rounds to protect myself while looting. Even Skalisty can host a surprise encounter. I encountered two gentlemen near the castle who were quite friendly, and understandably startled.
The Last Lighthouse.
I visit the lighthouse and shed on Skalisty for one last time before departure. For some reason, powdered milk loves to spawn in this lighthouse.
Sorting it all out.
The Long Swim.
An hour into the swim. It has turned night. Status indicators good. I departed orange stuffed, fully healthy, bright green hydrated, bright green energized, and slightly overheating. At this point I am perfectly healthy and have cooled down quite a bit.
Exactly 1:41 after departure. It was a straight shot. I’ve arrived cold, still healthy, but with no hunger or thirst indicators. I cannot see my character’s breath, so the server may be warmer than others. Hard to tell. I’ve made it, though.