Logos, Temperatures & Waves

We have been a bit delayed in finalising the results of the Logo competition.  The judges hope to have this done in the coming two weeks and ready for the swim hats to be printed.  Apologies for the delay.

The Ballycotton Sea Temperature Gauge is back in action after a few months offline.  It’s confirming that the temperatures remain over 8c in the water, which is very good for February.

We’re going to swim today, Thursday, at 4.30, but Saturday’s forecast is terrible, so that one is cancelled.  It might even look like this again..

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Myrtleville – February 4th – still four hours to high tide.

A bit too frothy.

The wind had moved to Southerly by the planned swim time at 4.30 yesterday – no swim!

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Myrtleville, Monday February 3rd, 2014 – should have brought a board.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Myrtleville, Monday February 3rd, 2014 – not going to make it to the Dutchman!

Hopefully we’ll get in on Thursday at 4.30.  Saturday looks very suspect at the moment.

Mad maps & lost sheep (or goats?)

Despite the Armageddon forecast for Saturday morning, it was quite swimmable.  We had seven swimmers and at 8.4c, nobody felt the need to get out early.

We were surprised when Finbarr Hedderman arrived, as there had been a lot of big talk on Twitter during the week about swimming at 7.30 in Sandycove.  Poor old Finbarr turned up down West to find himself alone in the dark – with the Twitterati staying in bed.  Ah well, at least he was able to come across to Myrtleville for some company 🙂

Gary Frost’s map for the swim shows there was a bit of messing around and stop-starting going on, but it was really enjoyable.  Finbarr and Jim Shaloo headed over outside the breaking waves at the Dutchman, with the rest of us turning at Fennell’s Bay.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Mad Maps – what was Gary doing?

Siobhan Russell swam on Thursday and Sunday – here’s proof:

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Toes-eye view – the Dutchman and Roches Point are thataway.

Not the greatest forecast for the week, but we can’t complain for February.  Going to try for 4.30 Monday and Thursday, with 8.15 on Saturday morning looking the most dodgy one given the current weather predictions.   There’s bound to be a calm bit, though!