Our most exciting and arduous storm swim yet took place a few days ago when we swam out to Frothy Rock, fully wet-suited. I hadn’t realised how tiring it would be to swim in a wetsuit and was pretty tired out by the time I got there. With a full Westerly blowing in and big waves breaking, we were keen to get onto the rock; this proved almost impossible! It took all my energy to swim against the current, but Capt. Duggie advised a sideways approach and I managed it on my sixth attempt. Clinging on like large black limpets, we enjoyed the sensation of being in a car-wash, with lorry loads of water being dumped on top of us as the waves broke relentlessly. Ever resourceful, Capt. Duggie had fashioned a little boat to mount his Go-Pro on, which he towed behind him to get some great video. You can see it here:
Thanks Duggie for the use of the video and to Lottie and Duggie for chumming me on this fun swim!