Posted by: wildswimmers | May 17, 2013

Mermaid lagoon in the May sunshine

Now that the water has really warmed up I’ve decided to try a new strategy, and instead of immersing myself slowly and painfully, I am going to DIVE IN!!  I’ve done this for a few days now and am finding it a swift and refreshingly easy way to get in.  May has brought us some sunshine and the Polar Bear and I have had some beautiful swims in the warm balmy waters of Mermaid Lagoon.  This is a sheltered sandy bay which seems to warm up nicely and the water is green and gorgeous.  We can swim there from the jetty and Daisy is getting used to seeing me heading off out to sea, and seems to understand that I will always come back.  Swimming in sunshine and getting changed afterwards in the warmth of the sun’s rays is a real joy.  It feels like summer is nearly here.  Today was a busy day; the Polar Bear painted the name on the stern of our Drascombe Dabber “Olivia” – a beautiful watery, dreamy greeny blue design which suits her perfectly.  We hope to launch her this weekend, and many adventures will follow.


  1. You’re a brave woman!


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