Swimming into October ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 265

Yesterday evening’s swim at Garrarus Beach, here in Co. Waterford, was sheer heaven.  Tide on the turn, sun-kissed sea, invigoration, horizons of hope …..

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I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and I love to write both non-fiction and poetry.

7 thoughts on “Swimming into October ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 265”

  1. I never really get down for early morning or evening swims. I like mid-day or the middle of the night!The water is gorgeous at the moment though, 15C in T-bay yesterday.

      1. Well, you need to be 100% sure of your entry, exit and any submarine hazards, esp rocks. I wouldn’t swim at Gararrus for example because of the various rocks. Newtown or Guillamene are better or Tramore beach. Lights on the swimmers are essential, I have ones especially for it, and generally I’d advise having a kayakker and a person on land with a very strong torch, which will still be almost invisible to the person in the water.

    1. It’s great that you were actually there and can identify so well with what we’re writing about. I defer to Catherine’s photography at all times, I can tell you, but we share an absolute passion for the Copper Coast.

  2. Not only do I love swimming, but your photos are gorgeous, Jean! How lovely to enjoy the water in October! I’ve grown up with pools and used to swim in the ocean in southern CA, but here in northern CA, the water is colder and comes with sharks, so, no thank you! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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