June 10th Tralispean around Bullock Island and back to Tralispean @ 11.30 am.
High Tide 02.42 (3.13m)
Low Tide 08.59 (1.05m)
High Tide 15.08 (3.14m)
Low Tide 21.23 (0.95m)
18 Lough Hyne Lapper’s take to the open waters for a new adventure.
We have swam from Tralispean and turned left to Tragumna Beach and swam back but this is the first time for me turning right and heading down towards Bullock Island that lies at the mouth of Barloge and then into Lough Hyne.
My problem is to keep up as I stop for shots.
It looks grey above and turquoise down below, the water is still warm. I have on my wetsuit today.
We skim over rocks and aim to in-between rocks.
I am following feet.
We have to watch the rocks we can see and feel the waves.
I think I am last but a few swimmers were late getting in so they are behind me.
The grey sky has transformed to blue.
This is Bullock Island and we are heading into Barloge.
Swarms of sprat swim underneath us. Glints of silver sparks as the fish move, amazing.
Turning the Plastic Tide Tips
French swimmer Benoit Leconte is going to swim across the Pacific Ocean to raise awareness of plastic pollution. He swam the Atlantic in 1998 and has been 7 years preparing for this truley awe inspiring swim. He will swim directly into the ” great garbage patch” which is twice the size of France. He will swim the 5,500 miles from Choshi in Japan to San Francisco over 6 months swimming 8 hours a day. Scientists are on board the support boat and will be researching the plastic contamination. So all the more reason to reduce the plastic we intake on a daily basis. I wish Benoit all the very best on this huge swim.