Just as a wee addition to the updated photos and info I posted on lovely Freshwater Beach here in Sydney, I thought I’d lob these ones up too.
The twinnies and I had the most sublime visit a few weeks ago. It was a completely glorious warm winter’s day, in September I think it was.
We threw the old wetsuits my older boys used to wear in the car, and I chucked my swimming wetsuit in too… not really intending to swim, I thought the water would be too chilly.
Well, there was no holding the kids back… the wetsuits were on and they all dashed straight in to play in the waves.
These wetsuits are very old and only 3mm or 4mm. The kids were all running around so much they kept themselves very warm. They stayed in for ages.
Later we went over to the gorgeous rock pool and I did a few laps. I had on my flippers and a mask and snorkel. Blimey he water was nippy at first, I had to dash up and down a few laps to warm up… then it was fine.
You have to go as fast as you can to stay warm. It gets the old heart rate up for sure.
Exhileration to the max… with beautiful views to boot.
And the best thing about Sydney’s rock pools? No sharks!!
Many people swim in Sydney’s rock pools and at the beach all year round. One group to check out is Manly’s the Bold and the Beautiful, a great bunch of people, many of whom swim all year round.
I’m a bit of a wimp in winter to be honest.
But this sunny day made me brave.
Do you swim in the sea in winter?