A June 12th 2018 Trà na mBò Dromadoon around Bullock Island and back @ 6.30pm
High Tide 04.24 (3.33m)
Low Tide 10.34 (0.73m)
High Tide 16.48 (3.37m)
Low Tide 22.56 (0.63m0
Waning Crescent Moon
It is a beautiful evening for a special adventure, my favourite swimming around an island.
We are sticking together.
So lots of swimming action underneath, the light is just spectacular.
Both above and below.
At the Coosh its just not quite high enough to swim over.
Declan and others are in togs and I wish I was too.
I follow Declans toes.
Super flat at the corner of Bullock Island before going into open water, so never quite sure what it will be like.
Swimmers were talking earlier about the wedge that you swim through, I ask is that it ?
Karen the kayaker who has joined us tells me no its further around. The water has a lovely gentle waves that lift you slowly up and down and even without swimming would have pushed us back to the Boat House.
Karen spots a sea anemone.
Sheelagh has waited for us to show us “the wedge”.
I feel like a little kid on an adventure.
I keep following Declan as the wedge gets narrower and shalower. I can feel the push and pull of the tide.
We have no choice but to climb over the rocks.
We are laughing like a bunch of kids this is so much fun.
I follow the laughter out into the light.
I bump directly into this blue plastic sheet floating among this natural beauty .
A reminder that we all must try harder to reduce our plastic consumption. Imagine if we don’t what our waters will look like.
We are getting hungry and Simon has made a delicious bean and chorizo stew for us all in his boat house.
Swarms of fish dart underneath us this little group all on its own.
Congratulations to newly engaged Siobhan and her fiancé Dominic.
Just over 2k a wonderful swim and thanks Simon for a delicious supper and great company as always from the Lough HyneLapper’s.
Turning the Plastic Tide Tips.
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