Celebrity photographer missing

There was a time when Siobhan Russell would have gone to the opening of an envelope to see her hero, Steve Redmond.  Nowadays, she’s so caught up in the whirl of her hectic celebrity-snapper’s lifestyle that a 6.30AM swim in Myrtleville was too much hassle.  She was hardly in the door from the Robert’s Cove Hill Climb bikers after-party at that time 🙂

Meanwhile down at the beach, poor Steve suffered on. Despite being jilted at the slip, he couldn’t hide his delight at being in Myrtleville for a dip in the warm (really, really warm this morning – even Denis won’t have to lie) and velvety smooth sea.

Open water swimming in Cork, Ireland. Steve Redmond.

Steve Redmond in Myrtleville for a dip this morning.

He might have missed Siobhan, but Steve was delighted to meet our own hard-core men, Pat and Tom.

Meet the stars - Steve Redmond gets to have his photo taken with Pat Higgins and Tom Bermingham. "Better than any Oceans Seven", said Steve :-)

Meet the stars – Steve Redmond gets to have his photo taken with Pat Higgins and Tom Bermingham. “Better than any Oceans Seven”, said Steve 🙂

Come back soon, Steve.  We’ll try to fit you into Siobhan’s diary.

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Steve Redmond & feed bottles

On my few long swims in the wetsuit last year, I used cold drinks in milk bottles.  In togs this year and needing warm drinks, the milk bottles don’t work, so I took Carol Cashell’s advice and went to The Edge to invest in a Contigo bottle.

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

CMP vs Contigo – out with the old……

Much to my surprise, Steve Redmond – as in, “starting his swim from Ireland to Wales at 11.30pm tonight”, Steve Redmond –  was standing at the display counter, pondering which of the bottles to choose.

Being an expert in the field, I gave him sterling advice.   I was literally off the phone to Carol being told what to get: she even sent me a picture.  I sounded like I knew what I was talking about, because Carol does and I was just parroting her.  Mr. Redmond chose what will now be known as Carol’s Bottle.  So, when he reaches Wales, I will claim the credit for the advice and if there are any problems with feeds on the way, Steve should contact Carol at swimmersrock.com.  Good luck, Steve!

Open water, sea Swimming in Cork, Ireland

Simon Worley, Steve Redmond and a delighted hanger-on.

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