September 8th 2019 Lough Hyne Paddle @ 11.30 am
High Tide 00:45 (2.89m)
Low Tide 07:17 (1.33m)
Hight Tide 13:27 (2.89m)
Low Tide 19:48 (1.38m)
Waxing Quarter Moon
Oona Matson Tibbetts and Ed Lacey came down to Lough Hyne last night to experience the phosphorescence, see the next blog..
I am so glad they stayed to also experience a Sunday at Lough Hyne. Oona took me around the island with the Lough Hyne Lapper’s on Edd’s Paddle Board.
Allowing a new perspective to our Lough Hyne swimming experience.
Oona helpd me to stand up on the board, I felt like Bambi, very wobbly and I was very slow, the swimmers were at the gap way before me.
Oona also had her camera with her , so I have mixed in hers with mine.
The wind was pushing me into the edge. The water looked almost black, very different to the green bubbles I see when swimming.
Oona is so graceful, I have so much respect for her, she has paddled along the coast from Kinsale to North Kerry. I cannot imagine staying up on the board on waves, wind and rain all of which she experienced on her adventure.
The Gap is very busy this morning, lots of kayakers and lots of chatting swimmers and Sally the dog too.
Aisling is busy taking photos and bumps into the board. The water is such a beautiful green here.
Off we head around the island.
I follow Anne-Marie’s wash.
What is really difficult to do is turn around on the board, Oona demonstrates exactly how its done.
The swimmers are tempted to push me in, but I manage to stay up. You really have to work your core, its also hard on my knees.
The water changes here from silver to deep green along the edge.
Following the swimmers wakes, down towards Mrs Kelly’s Pier.
Ed’s photo, thanks so much to Oona and Ed for this amazing experience, and for getting me off my couch last night to see the magical sparkles of the phospherecences.
As always there is a fantastic Lapper’s feast to enjoy, and more chatting.
Turning The Plastic Tide
The reason Oona paddle boarded around the coast of Ireland was to raise awareness of our responsibility to look after our beautiful environment.
These are some photos from my Friday afternoon swim, the one thing that was missing form paddle boarding is seeing whats underneath the water. I missed the feeling of the being submerged in the water too, but maybe combining both perspectives …..
“We have to do something to protect our beautiful world”
Sir David Attenburgh