April 2nd 2018 Lough Hyne swim @ 11.30 am
A misty Easter Monday the water is like glass only disturbed by the bubbles and ripples of a few divers already in the water.
It does not feel at all like April and I still have on all my layers on and cannot wait to swim without my gloves and booties, the tide is low so we have to walk in a wee bit.
About half way to the gap a surge of faster swimmers fly past me.
Beautiful green fushions of bubbles underneath and grey misty ones on the top.
There is something extra special about swimming in the mist, captured here the line of water and sky smudged over.
The mist is mirrored below with shapes of crabs, seaweeds and tyres emerging through the green.
I don’t go around the island but head back swimming close to the edge.
Luckily the mobile sauna is here allowing us to warm up and have a few more dips. After each dip it is amazing how much longer you can stay in the water. Honestly ..
Turning the Plastic Tide Tips.
I am finding it easier to buy loose fruit and vegetables in the local supermarkets which is a fantastic. I do have to shop in different ones. Lidel do not have lose potatoes while Fields do and the other way around with peaches. The good news is it is possible, although the checkout people are always offering my plastic bags. If I do not have time to shop in two places I simply take the plastic off after the checkout and leave it in the shop. If we all do this hopefully the message will get across.
An article in the Southern Star Saturday March 31st by Aisling Meath features my blog and other plastic crusaders who I hope will give me more plastic saving tips.. watch this space