August 10th 2017 Horse Shoe Bay Sherkin swim @ 12.15
Low Tide 01.16 (0.80m)
High Tide 07.33 (3.40m)
Low Tide 13.38 (0.70m)
High Tide 19.54 (3.50m)
My daughter is doing a swimming camp on Sherkin, so my husband Richard and I dropped her off at the pier and headed over to Horse Shoe Bay. A beautiful bay sheltered from the wild Atlantic Ocean. Richard is braving it today and I am impressed at him getting in.
The water is much colder here and I have on my winter wet suit as swimming tonight in Lough Hyne. I am glad I have it on as there are so many visuals here it is more slow snorkeling rather than swimming.
The water is full of bacterial clusters, those tiny threads that are all around, like a starry night.
My favourite half and half photo, capturing the rough rugged rock that hugs and shelters Horse Shoe Bay.
Golden seaweed floats and dangles in the turquoise water.
The scale of the sea weed is magnificent I feel like I am wearing magnified goggles.
This is like an Alexander Mc Queen gown, he was very much inspired by swimming and nature and this jelly fish reminds me of his work.
A dog fish lies sleeping nestled in his bed of lush seaweed as I come in and he does not move an inch, beautiful.
It is low tide and I have to sweep over the folds, fans and frills it makes me want to create textiles again. Truly inspirational and hope will inspire Richard to get in the water again.
On our way back to Baltimore with Ernie and Minty.