Saturday, May 22, 2010

Wild Weekend at Wylies

Sorry about the alliteration overload, but I couldn't resist it. Last weekend saw huge swells along the Sydney coastline. On the Saturday, I had a look at Wylies at low tide to see if a swim was possible. The waves were still crashing into the pool, and the surge was still spilling over the concrete deck behind the pool. Nobody was in the water, and I decided that I wasn't going to lead the way in that regard.

On Sunday the swell had eased, but was still rough enough that warnings were being posted and all of  Sydney's ocean beaches were closed. At low tide, there were only a few waves breaking into Wylies Baths, so in I went.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Three Weeks Until Winter

A gorgeous day in late Autumn. The morning was about 11 degrees Celsius, but was due to warm up to 22. Wylies Baths is perfect on a day like today. It's out of the cold winds and in the warm sun most of the day.

Walking down to Wylies

I swam a lazy 15 lengths in amongst the fish

Still no need for a hot shower

When I first started this blog, I only really intended to use it to record my progress in my (admittedly daft) attempt to swim the Sydney coastline using tidal baths and ocean pools. However, I got a bit carried away, and wrote a sort of a swim diary over the course of a year. I enjoyed doing this, but also wanted to tidy up the entries concerning the swim trek and try to present them sequentially. To that end, I've started a website concerned only with that swim. It needs a good deal of revision, as it's pretty much copied and pasted straight from this blog. Also, 10 pools/ enclosures (at least) still remain.  The website is at: