Here comes the Summer…

The coldologists tell us that this – the third week of February – is traditionally the coldest of the year for open water swimming, so when you see this on the car, it could be worrying,especially with 7.5C in the sea the previous day:

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

-1C on land – Myrtleville 24 February, 2013

One of the many great things about swimming in Myrtleville is that you don’t have to wait for tides – you can swim at any time, low or high.  This morning was low – and beautiful:

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Myrtleville at low tide – 24 February, 2013

Even at -1C on land, the sun shone and that little bit of warmth made the swim (7.8C on the watch) and changing afterwards much, much more comfortable than yesterday.  Summer is coming!

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Myrtleville in the sunshine – 24 February, 2013

It was pure pleasure swimming this morning.  Sure, where else would you be?

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