Raucous swim

Thanks to Chris Lines for the photo

I read something not long ago about our wonderful language and one of the things I remember was about certain words – why is it that we say I am going to have a ‘quick shower’ and not a ‘fast shower,’ odd isn’t it. (that’s the only one I remember) So in this vein, I have decided that today’s swim was ‘raucous,’ a word not usually used to describe the sea but one that fits well with the conditions today. Yaverland was the venue for some of us and with all the groynes up to that point, it meant that the sea’s current wasn’t too bad. Groynes are meant to stop the drift of sand but they also affect the water flow. We roared at the wind and thoroughly enjoyed our ‘splash and dash.’ I have a new camera but had yet to set it up so thanks to Chris Lines for this one.

Car temp 11 degrees, Accuweather 10 degrees, real feel 1, wind W 59 km/h, gusting 70, pressure 1018. Met Office 12, real feel 7, wind WSW 35 km/h, gusting 62, pressure 1020. Channel Coastal Observatory, wave height 1.25m average, 2.05m max & sea temp 8.6 degree.

Published by Victoria Thorneton-Field

Oceanographer, writer, advocate for mental health and environmental issues, all-year-round sea swimmer, located on the beautiful Isle of Wight.

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