First Sea swim of the year ?

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by not-bono-ever, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. PippinTook

    PippinTook Well-Known Member

    Heading to the seaside tomorrow. I'm not allowed out in the sun but if I go very early or very late I can take a dip...*

    *glorified paddle that is....I cannot swim. But I expect the water to be lovely.
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  2. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Forward ever

    Today at Budleigh. Was lush. Bit bracing to start but then glorious. It's a cunt to get in there though, so bloody rocky!

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  3. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Forward ever

    How come? If you don't mind me asking.
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  4. PippinTook

    PippinTook Well-Known Member

    I'm on meds that cause photosensitivity and a high risk for sun damage and skin cancer.
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  5. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    Liked in solidarity.
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  6. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them

    what a place to park a camper ( in a good way)
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  7. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Forward ever

    Trying hard not to sound trite or stupid here, but that's rubbish, sorry to hear it.
  8. PippinTook

    PippinTook Well-Known Member

    You mean it's shit...yeah?
    It is.
    I'm on these things 18 years now and they are for life so the likelihood of cancer increases all the time.
    On the plus side...I don't have many wrinkles...:)
  9. craigxcraig

    craigxcraig Prefers 'cxc'

    Theres camping all around the boathouse!!

    We were planning to leave tmw and head further north however we're staying on. We've been told theres a palm tree, white secluded beach known only to locals - cause its our honeymoon this person is sharing!!

    Gigha is such an amazingly cool place!
  10. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Gigha is lovely, isn't it?

    First swim of the day will be today down at Norman's Bay. Can't wait!
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  11. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

    Spent all day swimming yesterday, water was so clear!
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  12. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Forward ever

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  13. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Forward ever

    Where at?
  14. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    Budleigh Salterton ? surely that's easily accessible ?
    Or do you mean "pebbly" rather than "rocky" ?

    Or were you at the "Sandy Bay" ("Golden Sands") end ?
    Have they fixed the access ramp at that end ?
    I don't remember any rocks - just crumbly red sediment with even more pebble in it - which is why the ramp collapsed.

    Or are there rocks under the water ?
  15. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Forward ever

    We were down at the River Otter end, it was just that the surf was full of rolling "pebbles" (fist sized and bigger rocks, per my picture), my mate got knocked on her arse going in and I had to put my hand down several times trying to get out. :D

    No idea about the access ramp down at the town end (presume that's what you mean by Sandy Bay end ... that's the next bay over) I don't go down there much.
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  16. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    I spent many a happy hour as a kid on that beach smashing up chalcedony pebbles looking for nice geodes. :)

    Thinking back I majorly regret doing hardly any swimming - when I wasn't rock-hunting I was fishing (incompetently).
  17. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them

  18. braindancer

    braindancer not for long

    Bloody lovely in the sea at Selsey
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  19. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

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  20. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

    Anglesey. Never seen the water so clear in my life.
  21. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    No sea swim yet but been to the ponds in Hampstead in April, May and June plus a swim in the Thames.
  22. souljacker

    souljacker A bit of skullduggery

    Had a lovely swim in Saundersfoot this afternoon. Sea was the perfect temperature. Heaving with families though so it was a bit crowded.
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