Swim Camp

Here’s to the days not drifting …                                                                    By Belinda Dixon

Early May saw around thirty wildswimmers descend on a campsite in Cornwall. A star-bright night brought frosted tent flaps and a chilly but sunny day.

Saturday saw some people ploughing through the sea for 90 minutes in just swimsuits; others crossed and re-crossed an otherwise deserted Caerhays Bay.

There was shivering – a lot of shivering. There were cold hands and numb feet. But there was also exploring and campfires and conversations; lots of laughter and even more cake.

Challenges were set and met, milestones passed.

In short, there were adventures and plenty of good times 🙂

This swim camp was with the frankly fabulous Devon & Cornwall Wild Swimming, which is a great source of local contacts.

Nationally, the Outdoor Swimming Society’s website is strong on tips, links, events and safety advice.

So, maybe see you in the sea … ?

Published by Belinda Dixon

I'm a travel & adventure writer (Lonely Planet), broadcaster (BBC Radio Devon & BBC Guernsey) and the British Exploring Society's media Leader on its 2016 Himalaya expedition. I write a blog that aims to inspire adventures; deliver inspiring training and record and edit powerful oral history archives.

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