Monday, September 3, 2018

Wonder



6:44 a.m. 

14.6 degrees "warm" today and a beautiful high tide swim...

Allow curiosity to lead you to wonder. 

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Spring life



8:19 a.m. 

We had a wonderful swim at high tide with beautiful big waves splashing over the wall! 

I love swimming at high tide! 

14.9 degrees sea temperature :-)) definitely warming up .... 


Quote I'm pondering: " The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. " 
 - Henry David Thoreau 

Friday, August 31, 2018

Well that was a waste of time



I never finish a swim and come out the pool and think, "Well that was a waste of time."
Never. 
Today was no exception. The pool at Dalebrook is super nice :-)) 

6:53 a.m. 

14.5 degrees sea temperature ... so warm :-)) 

Happy Friday!!

Shirley xx 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Stoked


6:56 a.m.

My "stoked" happy face after my swim...

Stoked: adjective - excited or euphoric 

13.7 degrees sea temperature...

What makes you happy? 

Shirley xx 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Essentials


6:58 am 

Essentials for winter sunrise swims....

1. The "tempeature" guy ( Anthony has been taking the temperature for 7 years now) and nobody ever agrees with his digital themometer! :-)) If Anthony is not at the pool, then I get the dreaded task. 

2. Flippers ...they are the best investment in avoiding urchin spikes in your feet! They also help me at high tide to swim faster...

3. Friends ...meeting all the other sunrise swimmers every morning is the joy of my life. Lots of laughter and chatting and the best way to start the day!

4. Salty sea water that is so cold it takes your breath away. It often happens that I come out feeling amazing and "stoked" on a high for the rest of the day!!






What is essential to start your day? 

Happy Tuesday!! 

Shirley xx 

Monday, August 27, 2018

The beauty and mystery of right now


Movement is living and exercise is medicine.  - John Zapotocky, 92 


A cold front has come through this weekend to Cape Town and we arrived at the pool in a storm. 
The sea temperature has dropped to 11.5 degrees and we had a very quick swim! It was lots of fun swimming in the rain. We even had hail. All the rain has been wonderful as we are still going through a serious drought. 

I was wanting to post a picture everyday of my sunrise swims! I cant believe its already September  on Saturday! 

 Happy Monday xx 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Hello August


My morning routine since January has been to wake up at 6 a.m. to  a cup of tea.

Put on my costume and clothes and drive to the tidal pool in Kalk bay. 

Then jump into cold water and swim lengths with all the other "crazy" sunrise swimmers. 

It's the most crazy and beautiful way to start everyday! 


Then I'm in my home "studio" for the rest of the morning to potter and create with clay...




Today we had a whale in the bay and we watched it's huge tail flapping out the water.

We are so blessed to start the day this way! 

Paradise found... 

Happy Wednesday! 

Shirley xx