‘Zoom’ for the sea

I started writing this post some time ago, and then my brother became ill with what they now think is the virus. He is now in hospital and, despite the noise and subsequent difficulty of sleeping (he’s like my husband in this respect, even the birdsong irritates him in the early morning 😊 ) he is very glad he made the call, as am I. he said that the staff are being, unsurprisingly, wonderful and fingers crossed…….

I am therefore now seeking ‘distraction techniques’ hence completing this blog.

It is two weeks since my last sea swim and the withdrawal symptoms were just too much so today we used ‘Zoom’ to chat about sea swimming and the other important things in life like how the Isle of Wight Zoo really needs our help at the moment (http://www.isleofwightzoo.com) and what we would like to do once the restrictions are lifted.

Sea conditions on the day: Accuweather 9 degrees, real feel 4, wind ENE 35km/h, gusting 37, pressure 1037 – VERY high! Met Office 7 degrees, real feel 2, wind NNE 34km/h, gusting 60, pressure 1037. Channel Coastal Observatory wave height 0.97m, max 1.35, sea temp. 8.7 degrees.


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.

One thought on “‘Zoom’ for the sea

  1. Missed you this morning on Zoom. I do hope all goes well with your brother, it must be a worrying time for you. Take care and stay well. Jane


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