One woman's wild swimming adventures in the west country

Brown Sea at Tinside

Rosie and RichardFlooding, gales, biggish wavelets…we decided to have a look at the Hoe before swimming today, and worked out that the incoming tide and the flow from the Plym were pushing water towards the dodgy area from where untreated sewage might flood. The water was brownish, and there were a couple of areas of flotsam and ripped weed but we only saw one log, and that was of the wooden variety. I sniffed carefully, and there was not even a whiff of poo. So Richard, Rosie and I shot in, swam out a little way, bounced around, and swam back in with absolutely no heads under the water just in case. Splats


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3 thoughts on “Brown Sea at Tinside

  1. Does this count towards that low temperature winter swimming you were talking about a few months ago?


  2. It’s still pretty chilly, but I think warmer than it has been – maybe around 8 degrees? We only dipped for a couple of minutes so I guess it’s not really enough for a proper cold swim! It’s funny how you get used to it though, I’ve only swum three times this month and barely noticed how cold it is really. That doesn’t mean I’m not excited by the prospect of the water temp hitting double figures…

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