June 22nd 2017 Lough Hyne swim @ 9.30am
High Tide 04.52 (3.40m)
Low Tide 11.02 (0.60m)
High Tide 17.18 (3.50m)
Low Tide 23.31 (0.50m)
Being an Art teacher I am so, so lucky to have three months off over the summer. Lucky for me also is my friend Aisling is also an Art teacher and we love nothing more than an early morning swim. I even love it in the grey mist, but the wetsuit is on today. We decide to go anti clockwise around the island.
We stop half way and I take a shot of Aisling under the water, we both meander in a variety of directions before getting to the corner of the island.
Using the snorkel allows me to see more underneath the water and the corner of the island is bursting with visuals.
Both swim around just looking and taking in all the textures and colours.
These shots of half in and half out of the water are my absolute favourite and are the photos I am interested in developing into my art work.
We swim on around the back of the island.
All visuals here are on the seabed.
Spot the crab and the two starfish.
At the other end of the island at the gap, the colours and textures are different again.
A Goby fish has just come out from hiding. A magical cluster of enchanted towers also hide amongst the seaweed.
What looks like a grey, dull, misty, uninspiring swim on the surface certainly was the complete opposite down below. You just have to get in there and see it for yourself.