May 6th 2018 Lough Hyne swim @ 11.30 am
Low Tide 03.55 (1.31m)
High Tide 09.52 (3.04m)
Low Tide 16.21 (1.21m)
High Tide 22.20 (3.03m)
Waning Gibbous Moon
We are meant to be having a heat wave. Lough Hyne is dissapointingly under cloud.
I follow feet and try to keep up.
Swimmers speed past me.
The feet stop and I am following Declan who looks to check everyone is ok.
As always everyone waits at the gap. We are aiming for the perimeter again for distance like last Sunday. The others are going to the rapids and onto Barloge.
At the rapids we dither a bit and decide to head on down the rapids for adventure.
I smile all the way down the rapids first time this year and it is like being a kid again.
Best thing is we fly down to Barloge as the tide is flowing with us.
We have to swim back up against the tide so distance and stamina needed.
We hug the left side which is full of visuals. Siobhan bumps into me as I keep stopping for shots. I could stay here all day, but it is colder here that the lake and we have to keep moving.
We get out just before the rapids flow into Lough Hyne.
I take a detour wit Declan and we go in at the pontoon.
I manage to keep up all the way back, I seem to be a bit faster without my gloves. There is a patch of red in the middle. A wonderful 3k adventure and I feel like I could keep on swimming. It is the last day for the sauna so have to make the most of that.
Turning the Plastic Tide Tips
Simple tip I was seduced by all the fancy washing tablets and liquids with fancy plastic measuring lids etc, just buy old fashioned powder in a cardboard box. Washes just as well with no plastic waste to wash up on our shores.
Plastic collected at Lough Hyne.