I wore blue tinted goggles during the swim. I had such a hard time seeing the buoys, and I kept wondering why they used brown buoys instead of the usual bright orange. It pissed me off! I was wasting alot of time stopping to tread water to make sure that I was on target. At about the half way point, it dawned on me that maybe the blue tinted goggles were masking the orange color. So, I stopped to tread water, and lifted my googles. Dang, the buoys were actually bright orange. So, my tip for today: don’t wear blue goggles!
I used photoshop to re-create what I was seeing. It wasn’t bad when I was up close to the buoy, but from a distance, I could not see them at all!