High Tide 10:37 (2.30m)
Low Tide 16:17 (0.70m)
High Tide 22:34 (2.50m)
Sea temperature: hovering around 7.5/7.8
Sea conditions: calm, clear
Weather: warm sunny, westerly wind
Joined by: over the last few days pretty much all the regulars have been on the beach at some point between 7 and 7.45. The swims have been staggered and there has been illness and recovery to deal with.
Topics of conversation:
|David Webb setting up the crabbing championships|
I was 'out of the water on doctors orders' till Friday, The Poet's had a lurgie, and now DK has it.
On Friday I swam early with a new recruit though, The Osteopath is hoping to become a regular Friday morning swimmer, possibly more often, and she and I met for the first time in the thick and impenetrable fog that hugged the coast all day. We had made arrangements to meet, giving details of our appearance so that we could find each other, but as it transpired there were only 2 of us mad enough to be out and about in the pea soup air before 7am, so I had no need to look out for her raspberry coloured hat. Coming, as she does, from the South West she was well equipped and prepared for the cold water, but in order to break herself in gently she had her thick wetsuit, which she admitted is not easy to swim in. As the water was shallow and the conditions not perfect she wasn't going to be doing a triathlon though. Hopefully I haven't out her off and she will become a regular member of the group and possibly a regular feature on the blog.
The tides and the moons have been extreme these last couple of days, the water came up over the bridge both days and, according to Cousin Richard, it will get higher after tonight's full moon. Something to do with 'centrafoogal force' as he put it.