One woman's wild swimming adventures in the west country

Happy Wet New Year

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Finally we managed to swim today after endless storms and flooding. I’ve been hammered by a cold and cough over Christmas and was desperately in need of some chilly, frisky water. So off we went to good old Wembury where the forecast 7-11 foot surf wasn’t too bad at low tide, and the water and air temperatures were both conveniently 10ºc.



We frolicked in the surf, bobbed around and chatted. Low sun gave two totally contrasting views; one (out to sea) in shades of mercury and the other (towards shore) in technicolor. The seabed resembled a yarn shop at sale time with heaps of ankle-grabbing, tangled, ripped up weeds and the water was khaki, opaque with pulverised sea life.Screen Shot 2014-01-02 at 17.44.16

Afterwards we loitered around Tony’s fire, ate, drank Teri’s mulled cider and shoved hot rocks from the wind-break up our jumpers. An effective way of warming up from the inside. Thanks for reading in 2013 and may you have a wet and wild new year.

Bottoms Up!

Bottoms Up!


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9 thoughts on “Happy Wet New Year

  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  2. It’s managing to be wild and wet up here on what is jokingly called dry land! Happy New Year to you and Honey.

  3. Sounds really wild down there at the moment. Keep on blogging – love the prose and the GoPro pics are great. Happy New Year to you too. Ape x

  4. Happy New Year! Glad you’ve managed to squeeze in a swim through these stormy weeks, all the best for your swims in 2014 🙂

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