June 14th Sandy Cove Beach (Scotsman) dip @ 11.15 am
High Tide 00.18 (4.24m)
Low Tide 05.58 (0.50m)
High Tide 12.41 (4.24m)
Low Tide 18.18 (0.51m)
Waxing New Moon
I am up in Dublin to see my friends Degree show at The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) with fellow swimmer and artist Nicola. It would be very rude not to go for a dip in the famous 40ft in Dùn Laoghaire. Nicola has swum there many times but has never seen it so wild. It seems that Storm Hugo is still blowing. This is Sandy Cove or I am told later The Scotsman.
Around the corner is the 4oft. We can hardly stand up it is so wild and I am wearing a dress and do a Marilyn Munroe and flash the locals. They recommend we go in around the corner as we don’t want to be a statistic. ( Or see any more of me than they have already).
A swimmer is in but we take the advice of the locals and go around the corner so this Scottish lass can have a safe and refreshing dip in the Scotsman.
Hold on Nicola.
It is well equipped for swimmers with a curved wall with a dressing area. We had to weigh down our clothes with our shoes. There are thankfully rails and steps so we can safely slip in to the turquoise water.
I chat to fellow dippers and get mouthfuls of water it is crazy but totally exhilarating.
Brillant thanks to Nicola and congratulations to Grainne Murphy on completing her degree. A very inspirational trip.
Turning the Plastic Tide Tips.
When going on a journey do not forget to pack a water bottle and coffee cup and paper sandwich bags to avoid plastic consumption. And always take swimwear and a towel.