It’s heartening to see such an interest in this year’s RNLI Myrtleville to Church Bay swim, with half the available places already booked. Training plans are being put in place and important questions are being asked.
Perhaps the most important and urgent question received thus far came from one potential entrant who wanted to know if we could be sure there wouldn’t be any jellyfish upsetting her karma for the swim. To be fair, this particular swimmer has considerable form in the jellyfish-avoidance arena. She once got out at the slip in Fountainstown and walked back to Myrtleville in preference to facing the – admittedly – considerable volumes of jellies she met in the earlier part of her 8km swim. If I remember correctly, she went to Dino’s on the way home. You’d be hungry after dodging jellies, like.
We have been in contact with the relevant jellyfish experts, consulted meteorologists and astrologists, read the runes and can categorically state that there is no scheduled influx of jellies of which we are aware on June 16th. Defo not. Hope that helps.
Obviously all questions posed are on condition of anonymity, so we won’t be revealing who the jelly-phobic swimmer is.
Completely unrelated – here’s a nice picture of Claire Canning. How’re ya, Claire? No jellies in the Ganges, I’d say.