This has to be my Post of the Year. Thanks to LoneSwimmer and Sam Krohn for bringing me to familiar places near my beloved Tramore but with such a creative and adventurous spirit. Thrilling!
Sam Krohn is an Australian open water swimmer, resident in the south-east of Ireland since his family moved here when he was young, (though he retains a 100% Aussie accent as far as I can tell). He’s a regular swimmer at my own usual location of Tramore’s Newtown and Guillamenes coves. He’s also a regular reader of and the most regular commenter to this blog. Sam and I kept missing opportunities to go for swim together in 2013, but at the end of this (2014) summer, he and I were due to meet for a swim out to the caves so that Sam could do a bit of filming.
September in Ireland in 2014 was extraordinarily good, the best I’ve experienced since I started swimming. We’d set a day for the swim out, not too concerned about weather, used as we both are to the local conditions.
But the day was gorgeous and warm with a…
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