As inviting as the water may look, it could be freezing cold. Dip a toe into a potential new experience today and get a feel for what you may be in for. Ask people who have gone in before you for their insight, but be sure to use a critical ear. They may have a vested interest in discouraging you. An evaluation could take a few days, so keep your schedule loose and stall off making any big commitments. Cautious behavior may force you to go slower than you usually do, but it's a wise course of action now.