International inspection & approval

Channel & MIMS swimmer, Bonnie Schwartz, visited Cork at the weekend from New York.  She had conducted extensive research on where best to swim and – no surprise to us – chose Myrtleville as the number one swimming spot.  Sure, where else? Unfortunately, it was far from its beautiful best, but it was good fun surfing the waves – once we got past the ten foot weed barrier washed up on the beach.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Brian Twomey, Gary Frost, Damian O’Neill, Bernard Lynch & Bonnie Schwartz before braving the seaweed barrier at the water’s edge.

Bonnie reckoned the sea temp was similar to her usual location of Brighton Beach, NY.  Of course, the other reason she came to Myrtleville was to see the Home of The Hat.  She’s now a proud owner of her very own.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Congratulations – you’re a Hat winner!

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Bonnie & her new hat – worth coming all this way to get it!

A return visit is promised for next year – hopefully we can take her to Church Bay or Fountainstown with calmer weather.  In the meantime, we can all follow this good advice (thanks, Rosaleen)…

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