Tag Archives: Open water swimming

We Swam

Tuesday Today was the day… We swam! It was the first time we got into the cold winter sea during August 2022. Last year we were far more gung-ho. I found about 4 photos from August last year. The water … Continue reading

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Marvelling at the Sunrise

Thursday Today was the day… I marvelled at the sunrise. Such an unusual display of bright pink and red, followed 20 minutes later of a brighter sky with less colour. This was about 6:50am – fishing boat and Venus in … Continue reading

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The Seagull Challenge

Tuesday Today was the day… We got to swim and the water was a lot warmer than two days ago. It was flat too, so swimming was easy. The water was clear. When I started the swim, I immediately headed … Continue reading

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A Calm Day

Thursday Today was the day.. That was calm. There was only a slight breeze and the sea was so still. It beckoned us – lured us – and we went. But it was chilly. The talk of the locals was … Continue reading

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Yay! It’s Friday

Friday Today was the day… That had me quite busy from early to dinner time. Now it’s over and the weekend lies ahead. Not too much to do. The week has blitzed by. The wind is howling now but 14 … Continue reading

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Longest Swim

Wednesday Today was the day… I completed the longest swim I’ve ever done! The day dawned with an amazing sunrise… The sea was calm and still. No wind. It was spectacular. As I sat in my rocking chair, I watched … Continue reading

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Fish Hoek is the Baby Pool

Saturday Today was the day… That dawned incredibly still and gorgeous. We have had a run of windless days which are to be embraced and appreciated from sun up to sun set. Yesterday, when I walked back from the village, … Continue reading

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On Top of Things

Tuesday Today was the day… There was no wind. It was a perfect late spring day. Mike and I got up quite early and went to the beach just after 7am. The sea was flat and warm. I had the … Continue reading

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Supershort Blog

Sunday Today was the day…. …that was quiet and peaceful. We didn’t do much. We did go to the beach. The day was beautifully sunny and warm with very little wind, so it was a good day to swim. The … Continue reading

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Crazy Busy Day

Thursday Today was a day that blitzed by. It contained a degree of stress due to too many appointments and not enough time. I did get to swim though. The north wind was blowing gently (initially) so the sea was … Continue reading

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Family Art Challenge

Monday Today was the day… We had a family art challenge in the evening, so let’s begin there! Julian raised the issue of how he hadn’t drawn anything in decades and he didn’t know if he would be able to.  … Continue reading

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Work & Play

Saturday Today was the day… I woke up at 5:30am thinking about some work I hadn’t done. I knew it would take some time so I got up and got to it. After 2 hours, I’d had enough. By then … Continue reading

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Great News Day

Wednesday Today was the day… Anne had her last chemo! She still has her slow release until Friday and then, when that comes out, she can ring the bell at the hospital! I’m so relieved and grateful. It’s been a … Continue reading

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Back in the Water…

Saturday Today was the day… After two days off,  Mike and I went back to our normal exercise routine. He ran, I swam. The water was quite chilly, under water visibility was terrible but the shark net was out so … Continue reading

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Back to Work After Easter

Tuesday Today was the day… I went back to work. The great thing about this Easter weekend was that I didn’t do any work, apart from exchange a few Whatsapp messages. It was a complete break, but it did mean … Continue reading

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