The days of throwing on a summer dress, or a pair of shorts over a damp swimsuit have disappeared. As the shiver seasons of autumn/winter roll in, it is imperative to prepare for cold water swimming and the aftermath of the big chill.
When you walk along the beach, you don’t want to be fighting your way through litter. Not only is it ugly to look at, but it is damaging to marine and wildlife. Most people are generally good at removing their litter from the beach, but sometimes as we have seen in many places this year it can become a major problem which can be made even worse by the weather. For example, when a blustery storm hits the coast, the litter escapes from public bins (if it is even in the bin) and ends up scattered along our coastline and into the sea.
With open water swimming amongst other Wild Atlantic activities growing in popularity this year, it is important to realise the power of cold water; particularly during the winter months.
Ireland has more than its fair share of brilliant beaches and spectacular scenery. The water may be cold, but Ireland is a surfer’s paradise.
days have seen some glorious sunshine, but soon all traces of summer will be gone and colder conditions are just around the corner.
You can still enjoy the Atlantic surf, even on the chillier days, but we have some tips that can make things a little better.
What a summer it has been, for many although it was a strange time, it was also a time to slow down. To spend as much time with family as possible, and with fewer of us travelling abroad, we were able to explore some amazing places closer to home.