Monday, 25 November 2013
A sporting swell and some fat rollers greeted us on our arrival at Meadfoot. The sun was gloriously bright and the islands off the beach rose up like shark fins in the distance. Getting in was a little hairy, as the waves tried to knock us over, but once in we were fine. We swam around Triangle Rock, continuously carried up and down by the swell, and blinking in the brightness of the sun. Once round the corner, we swam along to West Shag Rock. Gary was keen to 'claim' it, and launched himself into the swirling surf at the bottom of the island, so as to stretch out and touch the rock before being knocked back by the surf. As we swam back I saw an exotic looking white house at the top of the cliff that I'd never noticed before, with the perfect round turret looking out to sea.
Monday, 18 November 2013
Saturday, 16 November 2013
Thanks to Jo Lubbe for the picture inside the cave.
And you can watch the swim below!
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Down to the Dart for a quick dip with Ellie...on arrival at Spitchwick there was a remarkable tideline of twigs showing how high the river has been in recent weeks. Fortunately all had settled down and as we plunged in the cold clamped our limbs. We swam quickly upstream, gradually getting acclimatised, and then floated back down the bend and underneath a canopy of oaks, still in green-shield-stamp leaf.