May 21st 2017 Lough Hyne swim 11.30 am.
High Tide 01.35 (3.00m)
Low Tide 08.01 (1.20m)
High Tide 14.05 (3.00m)
Low Tide 20.28 (1.10m)
A huge gang of swimmers this morning. A few of us decide to go anti clockwise around the island. It is rather choppy and the waves are coming directly into us, but I am glad to get this part over with first.
As usual I am a bit behind as I was taking photos and I had to keep stopping to spit out water as it comes into my snorkel. Declan keeps an eye on me and swims back just to see if I am ok. He knows I do not like the waves and thanks for that Declan, I really appreciate it. I am getting my confidence back again, swimming in the waves is more challenging and exciting at the same time. I relax and enjoy the swim to the island.
At the corner, even more swimmers join us and we have to try and not bash into one another heading around the back of the island.
I could spend the rest of the day at the back of the island. It is so shallow and like a nature programme with little tiny fish darting about amongst the shells.
The water is quite murky everywhere else. I just love capturing a fellow swimmer and the bubbles they create.
From the gap we swim back along the very edge.
Speaking of the edge, I want to thank the Edge Sports Shop in Cork for their great service. I ordered a new wet suit like the one I borrowed from Sheelagh. I ordered online and it came the very next day. I am thrilled with the wet suit too, as is lighter than my first one and has fabric sleeves (although they are bright orange! no missing me). I also got my old wetsuit back with the zip all fixed. So another thank you to Ruairi O Brien. Not only did he fix the zip but he filled in the cuts I had which were in danger of ripping further. I really appreciate that Ruairi and a great service too. I certainly put my suits to the test as I swim about three times a week all year so its great to know there is help out there if things go wrong.
Ruairi O Brien mobile 087 2677154.