Visitors & Travellers

We had a visitor from Edinburgh during the week, over to see Paolo Nutini in the Marquee and looking for a quick fix of saline.  Sarah Morton swims with The Wild Ones, a year-round group based on Portobello Beach in Edinburgh.  Compared to the North Sea, she thought our 13c was very pleasant.   They have access to showers in a local pool after their swims and have had unsuspecting newcomers faint, coming from the sea and into the hot shower.  That’s the advantage of having no facilities at our swimming spots here in Cork – no fainting!

Husband, Geoff Earl, is chairman of Tri Scotland but he restricted himself to the beach in preparation for his big night out, which ended in the bar with Paolo himself.  Successful trip to Cork 🙂

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Sarah Morton from the Wild Ones, who swim from Portobello Beach in Edinburgh, takes centre stage on Myrtleville beach.

On the travelling front, James Slowey sent provocative pictures from Florida.  Really, though, the Keys are sooo last year – everyone seems to be there : James, Carol & five more etc etc. It’s like Crosshaven at this stage.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Only 31c in the water on Siesta Beach for Mr. Slowey. Chilly.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Fair enough, he’s holding up the Hat, but it might as well be two fingers – ‘I’m on the beach in Floriday, Nah, Nah, Na, Na, Nah’.

Good luck to everyone in the Lee Swim today!

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