How Can I Describe This?

I said ‘Goodnight’ to the calmest sea imaginable last night. It was like she was a sleeping baby snuggled up in light blue and pink.

Garrarus Beach at Sunset
Garrarus Beach at Sunset

What I woke to this morning was a different sort of child ~ dark and moody but with a glint of hope in her eyes.

Tramore Bay, Co. Waterford
Tramore Bay, Co. Waterford

I made for Newtown Cove doubting that a swim would be possible because of the rising tide and choppy waves.

What greeted me was a packed car park and when I looked down I saw that there were lots of people swimming in the sheltered inlet.

Newtown Cove, Co. Waterford.
Newtown Cove, Co. Waterford.

Some of the better swimmers were diving in towards the open sea:

Ready, Steady ...
Ready, Steady …

Seeing the swimmers was one thing but joining them was quite another. The sense of togetherness was palpable. Friends, acquaintances, strangers … it didn’t matter. Everyone was chatting to everyone. This was a moment of communal love and respect for both the sea and those who crave it.

Go!
Go!

All the talk was about how warm the water still is; how a swim sets you up for the day; how Ireland should beat Italy in the Rugby World Cup …

See, it’s not all about appearances. It’s about embracing and enjoying nature and connecting with kindred spirits in the process.

How was YOUR Sunday Morning?