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Ice Mile Epilogue

As a finish to the Ice Mile shenanigans, we had a get together last Saturday in Dublin, organised by Fergal Somerville, to receive our certificates of membership to the Ice Swimming Association. A good night was had by all. As … Continue reading

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Ice Mile Swim

This post has jumped the queue, but better to do it now, while the iron is hot so to speak. Queue is a generous term. Its a queue of one. My English Channel post is almost there, just haven’t had … Continue reading

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Swim is on !

We’re to meet the pilot at 2:30. Looks like we’re off this time !

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Thunderbirds have been stood down

Got a call from the pilot to say the swim has been postponed temporarily. The wind has not died down as expected, so the sea conditions are still far from ideal. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.

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Thunderbirds are go !

I got the call from the pilot this morning to meet @ 2 am tomorrow. Probably in the water by 2:30. So finally, this is it. A big thank you to everyone who helped get me this far. Too many … Continue reading

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Codladh sámh, a chara.

Here is a tribute to Páraic, written by fellow open water swimmer John Tierney, in words much more eloquent than I could ever hope to put together. It is taken from the CSPF website, link below http://cspf.co.uk/article/a-tribute-to-paraic-casey Dear Paraic, It … Continue reading

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Here be dragons

“Here be dragons” is a phrase used to denote dangerous or unexplored territories, in imitation of the medieval practice of putting sea serpents and other mythological creatures in uncharted areas of maps. I have often considered it apt in describing … Continue reading

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