Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by not-bono-ever, Apr 23, 2011.
Where are you Bahnhof Strasse ?
WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE
got out the wrong side of yer hammock ?
Leaving this morning though
Me and my family had our first sea swim of the year on NYD in Wales. Barry Island! Lots of fun and much warmer than my usual lido temperature recently.
Just been for a swim off the Fife coast - bracing! Feeling flippin' euphoric now I've got home, had a shower and got into some dry clothes.
Sea temperature is 5.9 °C.
No wetsuit ?
I hope to be SUP in a week or two. I haven't been in the sea for ages. Last time was last year at Playa de los Meurtos. The water is beautifully clear.
It seems the sea temperature at my preferred retirement location (Brest area) is currently 11.7°C - which would be OK in the summer - I've been in at a degree or two higher, but I'll be over 60, so will be getting myself a wetsuit for this time of year.
I'd never have got in above the knees without a wetsuit! Now I feel like a wuss.
its very good for you.....I thought about doing the polar bear challenge and failed. I've been in the sea right through the winter but in a 5mm wetsuit with hood gloves and boots
Back in today... Isle of Wight. Gorgeous. Found some nice locals through the outdoor swimming society to go with.
I've been watching a bunch in wetsuits going in on a daily basis at Douarnenez "aquagym" I think.
Then someone turned up and went in without one - seems to have survived.
It's 10 degrees. That's really quite warm. Perfectly doable without a wetsuit and much nicer.
Nice to at least exit the water to sunshine though ...
Coldest I've been in was 13 or 14 in high summer.
Most of the Fife wild swimmers seem to go in sans wetsuit. I'm still not brave enough for that - haven't tried a night swim yet either. Baby steps! Definitely a convert though and swimming as much as the tides/work/shortish days are allowing at the moment.
I keep looking at the sea and thinking, soon
Where about a in Fife do you go?
Burntisland. FWS seem to go Aberdour or St Andrews most often.
Out again today - tried a 2/3mm wetsuit this time, didn't really notice the difference once I got swimming. Been really choppy up here for the last couple of swims which is a bit frustrating - I'm a weak enough swimmer as it is without choppiness interfering with my stroke!
In the sea at 6.15 this morning. Decidedly nippy compared to afternoon swims, but so peaceful, and have been on a high all day.
You would think it was summer at Douarnenez.
Air 10 degrees
Sea 11 degrees ...
Just watched a bunch of 70-somethings go in. I suppose if you were a surfer, it would get a bit nippy.
The winner appears to be massively ahead of the rest ...
EDIT:- second and third have just arrived 15 minutes later !
Today looks like advanced "pêche à pied" in wetsuits.
The second lot took a group photo first
I had my first sea swim of the year last Saturday in Charmouth
It was quite a mild temperature
It felt much warmer..
Icy neck for only 3 seconds
Another vicarious swim.
There's a triathlon happening at Douarnenez.
(or quad ?)
Starts at 13.00 UK time.
Sea temp 13.9
Air temp 11
Saturday it is, Botany Bay. See you there kids
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