Sunday, 5 January 2014

High Tide 00:36 (2.80m)
Low Tide 07:06 (0.30m)
High Tide 13:21 (2.50m)
Low Tide 19:08 (0.70m)
Sea temperature: 6.1
Sea conditions: shallow and calm
Weather: frosty, cold, clear
Joined by: The LE and TBC for a social.
I was good to see TBC, who has had a lurgie, which she thinks was a Christmas gift from her grandchildren, and she's been unwell over the festive period. She is not yet 100% but felt the need to see Dr Sea, as did The Pirate. He very rarely swims on a Sunday as he has holy things to do, but this morning he chose to worship at the watery alter as this was the first time the weather and his health had both been good for a while. There have been so many bugs and aches going round, everyone seems to have had something. I've been fighting it off, along with a strained back, made all the more uncomfortable by a night in the spare room as there was someone sawing down trees with a chain saw in our bedroom last night (this could have had something to do with Mertz having spent the day at the footie and on the town yesterday).

The sun rose as we went in and we were joined by the surfers, without their boards this morning as it was just too calm, and someone photographing the sea as well as a small boat fishing a little way out. The light caught on the waves and it looked like molten lava. I regretted not lighting the sauna before I left as it got quite cold in the water, but we stayed in for longer today as it was so calm and we wanted to make the most of it. The forecast is terrible and as I type the wind is shaking the house and making the fire roar. I doubt very much that we will get in tomorrow. 
The new Hot Rox hand warmers came in very handy though, I can thoroughly recommend them as the charge via USB and are warm the instant you turn them on, they have 2 settings, one for inside the gloves and one for outside and they stayed hot for some time. They are not cheap, but are so much easier than the ones you have to boil and more eco friendly that the ferrous ones, which you throw away after one use.

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