Category Wild Swimming

Winter Swimming

We went to Cornwall at the weekend, staying with a bunch of friends in the Youth Hostel at St Just right down near Land’s End. It’s a regular January event notwithstanding global pandemics. You can hire whole places for a…

Cormorants

I’ve been researching shags at the moment. Oh okay, I’ve only said this for childish comedic effect. To puzzled non Brits who may be scratching their heads, a ‘shag’ is a slang phrase for making the beast with two backs,…

Trapped

My November swim is done and dusted but I got trapped and nearly came a cropper. That’s in spite of being wary in and on the water. I’ve got a healthy respect for the waves, checking weather conditions and sea…

International Appalachian Trail

In 1997 I spent two months walking on the original Appalachian Trail from its Southern terminus in Georgia to somewhere in Virginia. And then my fellow thru-hiker, my ex-husband, broke a bone in his foot so that put pay to…