May 6th 2019 Baltimore Harbour swim @ 1pm, but first a wee visit to Lough Hyne.
Low Tide 00:31 (0.66m)
High Tide 06:47 (3.38m)
Low Tide 12:52 (0.68m)
High Tide 19:06 (3.39m)
Waxing New Moon
Today the tides are very important. I had a very incredible house guest last night Oona Marson Tibbetts. This young lady is paddle boarding from Kinsale all around the Wild Atlantic Way to Derry. I met her after she paddled into Baltimore Harbour all the way from Rosscarberry. I have to say I was surprised how tiny she was. She beamed a huge smile gave me a hug and was buzzing with excitement after the journey she had just made. I was delighted to offer her a bath, food and a bed for the night thanks to Lapper Nathan for giving me her number.
I wanted Oona to meet the fabulous Lough Hyne Lapper’s and see Lough Hyne which she had paddled past on Sunday. We had tried to get her paddle board into Declan’s van but time and tide was against us. Oona had to leave Baltimore Harbour at 1pm so she could make her next destination point of Schull.
This is Oona outside our shed on the pier where the paddle board rested for the night. She keeps in contact with the Coast Guard, has a radio and tracker all in dry bags around her waist. The rest of her gear, including camping equipment gets tied onto either end of the paddle board.
I had to get in to the water with her and accompany her a little bit of the way.
She hopes to be in Derry end of July. Based on averaging 30km per day.
Oona and her partner Edd run Wild Sup Tours in Dingle Co Kerry.
Of course I am too slow and I shout my goodbyes and best wishes and off she goes.
Oona is doing this incredible trip to raise awareness of the beauty of nature and the world we live in and how we must protect it. Like me she is terrified how fragile our world is, how we all have to do something so stop destroying our beautiful planet. I am in just awe at how brave and determined this young lady is. She has spurred on my quest to do more for our future planet and for our children.
Turning the Tide and Planet Tips
She recommends a book she is reading The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace- Wells. Below are some maps I am working on reflecting the changing weather and chaos our landscapes are and will be facing. We have to act now.