Sea Caves

The tail end of Storm Henry has swept by and swimming is again a possibility, though the sea remains rough.  But, with the wind from the south-west the shore under the high cliffs at Kelly’s Cove should be more sheltered than elsewhere. In the end though I head for Old Mill Bay on the other side…

Whoosh.

The most recent winter storm is passing over.  We have had the storm front and now there is the clear and still of the eye with blue sunshine overhead.  But the sea is still quite bumpy. From the high headland overlooking Ivy Cove it is quite clear that is not an option today.  The waves…

Deserted.

Even in January you can usually rely on someone else being at the beach.  Rarely it will be another swimmer, most times it will be someone dog walking.  The chance of meeting someone of course jumps massively on a sunny day such as this.  But the beach is empty.  Plenty of footprints and paw prints…

In The Beginning

Most sensible people would probably not begin their new year with a sea swim off the English Coast.  The hours of daylight are few, the weather tends to be unfavourably dull and cold,  and the sea water temperature is drifting down towards its annual minimum.  I fear that ‘sensible’ has left the building. Armchair Rock shelters Mermaid’s…