September 7th 2019 Lough Hyne swim and paddle board @ 11.30 pm
Low Tide 06:13 (1.19m)
High Tide 12:12 (2.97m)
Low Tide 18:38 (1.28m)
Waxing Quarter Moon
I first met Oona Matson Tibbetts in the summer. She was paddle boarding from Kindle to Derry to raise awareness to our fragile environment. I was lucky to have her stay with me, and I swam out of Baltimore Harbour with her as she embarked on her epic journey.
Oona got as far as North Kerry, where bad weather, and a demanding Sup Boarding Business in Dingle put a temporary stop to her journey.
I was delighted to get a message from her to say she and her partner Edward Lacy were on there way, and they were excited to see the phosphorescence in Lough Hyne.
We went down around 11pm , it was pitch black but the stars in the sky were on full power.
So were the phosphorescence. I have experienced this many times , but I have gotten lazy and stayed on my couch nice and cosy instead of going out in the dark to Lough Hyne. Big mistake,it is something you have to do. We live in such an amazing world , we all have to get off our couches and go and explore it.
Thanks so much Oona and Ed.
My daughter Lucy and her friend Saoirse after a swim went out on Oonas board. My eldest daughter Sophia had been in too in her togs. I swam in my wetsuit along the edge and then Edd lent me his board and Oona and I went out to the middle of the lake on the boards.
An experience I will never forget.