Slip-N-Slide

It was never easy getting down to Long Sands.  There was a sort of path which was surprising in itself as I imagine it could not have been used more than a dozen times a year.  I have seen footprints in the sand, but only once in 5 or 6 years.  The path survived the…

Hats On

I’m stopped at the traffic lights and I am freezing.  I have that finger of warm down my spine, the one that follows after getting proper swimming cold, the finger of warmth returning to cold skin, it is not at all pleasant.  What’s more the forefinger and middle finger of my hand have gone numb. …

Down the Steps.

Whilst not strictly relevant to this blog of 100 swimming places the reason I am in Kingswear is that during the past couple of years I have swum every inch of the coast from Teignmouth to Mill Bay Cove near the entrance to the River Dart estuary and I have swum the whole river from…

Rough and Roll

Some people are happy to swim at the same place as a matter of course, be it convenience, ease of access, facilities, etc. and there is nothing wrong with that.  I often find myself doing the same thing by default and that in itself can be interesting.  For example, last year Mansands was like a…