All Change & Zip Waves

it is really quite alarming how, after sea swimming so often for so many years that an incident like BPPV (Benign Positional Paroxymal Vertigo) had the power to render me frightened of even going into very flat water, but it did. And you know what helped? My sea swimming friends, the people who share my passion for the sea and sea swimming! They gave me the strength to plunge in again and although it was a little disorientating in the gentle swell, it’s been fine now although I am going to try and find some ear plugs that stay in, might help.

Talking of passion – the sea is endlessly fascinating, there is always movement and if you watch the waves and look at the sand you will see some remarkable patterns caused by the constantly roaming energy. The convergence of incoming and outgoing waves can create what you sea here – I call them ‘zip’ waves as they zip along the shoreline. What’s not to love šŸ˜Š

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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