There will be a new stock of the world’s most desirable stocking fillers, Myrtleville Swimmers hats, in Centra Crosshaven before Christmas. Yellow, White, in demand and international. The supplier has promised delivery in about ten days.
Work to get a shelter built on the beach is moving along. Obviously, the main focus is on making the structure low-key and in keeping with the surroundings. You may recall one of the early designs. You’d hardly notice it on the beach.
It was suggested that this was so small it might actually be missed by visiting swimmers. Kieran Murphy has proposed a way to draw some attention to it make sure it doesn’t completely fade into the background.
I think this is just the most tasteful and appropriate proposal. Fair dues, Kieran. You’ve a real eye for eco-friendly design. I’m certain there will be no objections to it.
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.
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.
Swims today at 11.00 (might just be too late for that one!) and at 4.30pm. Enjoy it while we have it.