Monday, 28 July 2014

30 bays - part 1

There is a fantastic challenge on this July in Guernsey
'30 Bays in 30 Days'
which is in aid of Les Bourgs Hospice.
The idea being that you are trying to swim every day in the sea in a 
different one of our beautiful bays and beach.
And with my new passion for sea swimming, it was a challenge that I couldn't turn down when my friend Claire asked me to join her.
July 1st, Vazon (1)
The opening group swim, think the organizers are amazed at how many people have got involved, 
upwards of 350 people

Its rather a powerful moment swimming in such a large group

July 2nd, Grand Rocque (2)
My friend Bente is over from Norway for my 40th, so we all head down to the west coast for crab, a swim and a beautiful sunset

July 3rd, Shell Beach (Herm) (3)
Gorgeous weather and a day off, so took Bente over to Herm and totally vegged out on Shell!  Water as always colder than Guernsey, but still good, know its not technically one of my 30 Bays (as wrong island), but lets not split hairs!
July 4th, Petit Bot (4)
With Bente, Claire and Emily, on way to collect another uni friend Cat from the airport,
 loved been surrounded by the towering cliffs.

July 5th,  Saints Bay (5)
Grey and miserable today, nearly didn't swim, but gave my self a stern taking too and got on with it.
Angela joined me, we had the bay to our selves apart from a lovely chatty lady from Edinburgh.  Swam the width of the bay, and the weather made it feel really wild, we were both really glad we made the effort.

selfies on the slip way at Saints Harbour
July 6th,  Havelet (6)
The morning after my 40th birthday party and the perfect hangover cure!

July 7th,  Fermain (7)
This was my local beach growing up, Angela and I walked the cliff path from town,
 another stunning day, being to get rather used to them!

and climbed down to the moorings out at the edge of the bay, 
Beautiful swim, felt and looked almost Mediterranean

Swam in to the beach to meet Claire and Emily and back again, and saw rather large jelly fish with long tentacles (swam round that!), definitely longest swim so far and definitely the best!

modelling my very fetching but very practical Guernsey wrap!

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