April 29th 2018 Lough Hyne swim @ 11.30 am
High Tide 05.30 (3.44m)
Low Tide 11.41 (0.44m)
High Tide 17.50 (3.45m)
Beautiful busy day in Lough Hyne. Some swimmers braving it in their costume. I have taken off my gloves and one layer of socks .
Amazing Sheelagh and Carrie get to the gap in their togs. Huge respect it is not that warm.
I have signed up for the Garnish Island swim, I put down for 7k, which probably is a bit ambitious however I am aiming for 5k and as I am slow it will give me a head start as the longer distances go in first.
Anne-Marie has signed up too so the distance training and trying to get more speed is on. We are aiming for the rapids and swimming the perimeter of Lough Hyne .
Siobhan has joined us too.
Flat calm, perfect conditions.
We spot the other swimmers who are swimming the reverse direction to us.
I love this part of the lake but it can be a bit chilly.
The turquoise water is above and below.
My hands are very cold and Sioban not knowing she was going to be swimming such a long distance today did not have on her heat seeker or rash vest and was feeling her core cold. We just got out at Mrs Kelly’s pier and jogged back to the car park. Which I have to say was great fun and warmed us up. Better to do that than struggle with the cold in the water.
Turning the Plastic Tide Tips
Declan loves his Super value bag with padded handles. Ireland was a leader in bringing in the tax on plastic bags thus encouraging everyone to bring their own bags, we do it unconsiously it is normal practise ( remember your Tupperware tubs too for meat and fish). Only recently has the U.K government followed. I was hoping Ireland would again take the lead on coffee cups and sadly this has not happened so it is up to us the individuals to think of the consequences of what we do in our daily lives to protect our beautiful word from rubbish and plastic.