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26-03-2021, 10:05   #1
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A Coastal Dip

Hi Folks,

Last year, myself and a friend set off on a swim from Dublin to Wexford. The idea being we swim form point to point resuming on any day from the exact point of exit on the last day. We got from Blackrock Baths to Cahore by September.

This year, I hope to continue onwards from Cahore and hopefully get well into Waterford, so I am eagerly awaiting next weeks restrictions announcements.

We raised money for Temple St and An Taisce Clean Coasts last year and this year I am raising funds for a good friend who is seeking cancer treatment abroad.

The website where I will be blogging the adventure is at http://www.atswimtwobeaches.com/ and it has last years swims included as a lead up for you to muse over at your leisure.

I implore you to have a read and enjoy the story.

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Hi Folks,

I have a new blog post up. I hope you enjoy the swimming stories . ...

http://www.atswimtwobeaches.com/inde...kdown-tuesday/

If you facebook or twitter, I would be indebted if you shared it to the wider world to help the fundraising aspect

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Looking forward to following this journey. Best of luck to your friend.

I was in Cahore this morning, beautiful place to swim- hopefully you get to venture there soon enough.
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Thanks Kurt_Godel !

Yes, From Cahore to Wexford town will be a gentle return along the long straight beach, before the rugged Waterford vistas.
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The adventure resumes ...

http://www.atswimtwobeaches.com/inde...-so-it-begins/
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FairPlay Freddio,

I am looking forward to the updates
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FairPlay Freddio,

I am looking forward to the updates
Ditto, this should be a good read to follow.

I've worn gloves the past month- can't stand the damn things and ditched them for my last swim, which felt much better (only 1km though)

Why are you wearing a tow bouy? Visibility and/or dry equipment?
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Ditto, this should be a good read to follow.

I've worn gloves the past month- can't stand the damn things and ditched them for my last swim, which felt much better (only 1km though)

Why are you wearing a tow bouy? Visibility and/or dry equipment?
Yes - Tow Float (huge bright orange yoke with my flip flops and car keys in it). The process is I drive to the finish and then cycle to the start, then collect my bike on the way back. Visibility, dry stuff and for the longer swims, something to hold onto for a rest should the need arise. I never really held onto it in last years swims but Niall, my partner did.

Suit / Gloves / Socks / Neoprene hat (all 2mm)

A few weeks ago I forgot my neoprene hat and just used 2 swim caps and I didn't notice any difference (but it was a warm day)

If anyone wants to go on the blog mailing list, DM me your email address . . ..

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Swimming is my drug
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At the risk of being accused of spamming the forum . . ..

http://www.atswimtwobeaches.com/inde...breaking-wind/
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At the risk of being accused of spamming the forum . . ..

http://www.atswimtwobeaches.com/inde...breaking-wind/
Nice read before bed Ted....
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The journey continues

http://www.atswimtwobeaches.com/inde...t-not-so-near/
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