October 6th 2017 Lough Hyne Swim @ 3.30 pm
High Tide 06.03 (3.60m)
Low Tide 12.04 (0.60m)
High Tide 18.22 (3.60m)
Low Tide 00.24 (0.60m)
Waning Full Moon
No better way to round off the end of the week than with a swim. A few of us are going in, but all doing different distances. Anne-Marie and I are going for a perimeter of Lough Hyne in preparation for Spanish Island on Saturday the 14th. This is an organised swim to raise money for Baltimores Wild Atlantic Pool. The previous weekend there were 99 swimmers who swam in Lough Hyne at night. The next day 200 swimmers swam from Sherkin to Baltimore. Unfortunately I could not make the swim but I did help out on the night swim, which was great fun, and all swimmers looked like they had an amazing time. Congratulations to all involved.
We head for Mrs Kellys Pier which is where the night swimmers swam to. A very autumnal feel, and I notice for the first time my toes are cold.
Autumn leaves float in the water.
At the Goleen looking down towards the House at the far corner.
Looking back from where we have swam, along the Western Trough with Lough Hyne Hill.
The pier at Glannafeen Laboratory.
Lough Hyne is teaming with new life. I picked up the sea weed and not the baby star fish to show the scale against my hand.
Heading over to Creepy Corner just before the gap.
At the gap we meet Simon who speeds off and is dressed and ready to drive off by the time we swim into the pier.
Perimeter done, thats 3k just have to ready to swim another 1k for Spanish Island.