Category Wild Swimming

Snorkelling

Bass en masse have been spotted in the little cove that is a short walk from our house. Tristan, a local fisherman also released a rare blue lobster there that he had caught. So yesterday Hot Stuff and I went…

Swimming Safely

I’ll start on an uncharacteristically low note.  Last year a guy that I knew drowned in the sea.  He wasn’t a weak swimmer, quite the reverse.  In fact he competed in triathlons.  It brought home to me how careful that…

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,…