International Women’s Day Celebration 8/3/2020

NO-ONE would actually admit to coming up with the idea of a sunrise swim to celebrate today yet despite the complaints of disturbed nights and lack of sleep some 22 people braved the water in Sandown Bay and it was glorious! And as you can tell, we are so fashion conscious! The post-swim chat, the BBQ and hot drinks, courtesy Yetta and Eric, were the icing on the cake and whilst it was raining in Gurnard the sun made a timely appearance too.

Just before dawn

And then it was off to Gurnard, some of us double-dipping, joining the regular 9am Gurnard Dippers whilst the sensible ones headed home to the warm and dry. Another huge turnout, plus a talk from a lovely lady from Wight DASH, the women’s charity for which we had a collection at both swims.

A Confetti of Swimmers at Gurnard

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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