Pre-season swims

Rob Bohane dubbed it “pre-season swimming” and we got a fantastic morning for a swim to the Dutchman.  Seven happy swimmers and all looking forward to when the clocks really work in our favour from mid-April onwards.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Myrtleville – 21 March, 2014 at dawn.

About 8.4c in the sea and with the sun coming up to warm the end of the swim, it really was lovely.  You would imagine that hard-core, open water superstars would just find it toasty, but Finbarr wasn’t around to keep up the standards so Rob and Carol, well…the pictures say it all.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Rob ‘I’m not ashamed of my wetsuit’ Bohane, Carol ‘A little bit ashamed of mine’ Cashell – with Denis & Bernard.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

“And when you’re finished swimming, it makes a really good hat!” Rob keeps up the justifying.

Missed my birthday by a day because of yesterday’s storm, but Carol still brought birthday muffins.  Thanks, Carol 🙂

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Birthday muffins for me (and everyone else)! Thanks, Carol.

Trying for 08.15 tomorrow morning or Carol has another group at 09.00 also.

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