Saturday, 25 December 2010

Christmas Day Swim

Anna's photos and posting: (pictures of frozen cliffs are below swim photos)

Just 1 solitary swimmer so far today. The Creevy swim was cancelled because the icy pier would be dangerous and a text to one of them inviting them to swim in Rossnowlagh got the answer: brrrr...too cold.

So here are my pictures of the Rossnowlagh swim 2010 and it's -6 degrees this morning.

Rossnowlagh Christmas morning 2010

Setting out

Going the long way to avoid getting stuck on hills

The beach coming up

Alpha Male!!!

Friday, 24 December 2010

24 DEc 2010

Due to flu, the report will be discontinued for a few days. Today the sea continues flat and calm.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

9.25am Thursday 23 December 2010

Swell is about half a foot and there is a strange pink fog lying on the sea (see photo 2). No wind at all.

0036 0.9
0640 4.2
1308 0.7
1912 4.1

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

8.35am Wednesday 22December 2010

The sea is flat and there is no wind. Air temperature is -3C.

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1226 0.8
1828 4.0

Below, for those who like to see a living creature in the frozen snowscape, here's an alternative full moon photo with dog.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

9.15am Tuesday 21 December 2010

The sea is flat with a force 2 southeasterly offshore breeze. Air temperature -3C. And I was a day ahead yesterday looking for winter solstice, and the lunar eclipse which was this morning but hidden by cloud in Rossnowlagh. Full moon is also today, 3 cosmic occasions on 1 day. Is it a record of some sort?

0520 4.0
1133 0.9
1746 3.9
2353 1.0

Below, a walk round the back line as the Blue Stack mountains turn pink in the sunrise.