Still warm – really.

At 11c and over, it’s a full degree warmer than 2013, when Carol Cashell recorded 10.2c on Dec 1st.  We’ll ignore the fact that 26 days later, she got 7.9c on St. Stephen’s Day.  The Winter has certainly been shortened.

We were unfortunate on Saturday morning to get the tail end of the Easterly wind, so twenty swimmers headed to Fountainstown for a splash in the slightly smaller waves.  Great numbers in the water.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Feckin’ Easterly. Myrtleville, 29 November.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

August morning in Fountainstown – or at least that’s what passersby thought. No parking spaces left.

The Turkey swimmers in Sandycove got the luck this weekend.  Sunday was a beautiful day for a swim.  Unfortunately, even that couldn’t drag Siobhan Russell out of her habitual down-in-the-mouth, unenthusiastic demeanour.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

You’d just feel like shaking her to get a bit of life into her. Always so downbeat – and don’t get me started on that Lowry fella.

Swims today at 11.00 (might just be too late for that one!) and at 4.30pm.   Enjoy it while we have it.

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