Recent adventures and cold water swims

Rockpool in Penwith
It’s been lovely to see the beginnings of spring and I have been making sure to get out and into the water as much as possible.
Jacqueline Wild wearing a bobble hat after getting into a Rockpool
This was the first time that I had made it down to this natural pool to find it deep enough to get into. It’s a bit of a walk to get to and the parking is restricted so it’s a bit of a gamble as to whether you will find a decent pool or not. I think that I have finally worked out what part of the tide to get there for though and I hope that this is the first of many adventures here.
Bare legs floating in a blue green tidal pool

Beautiful Cornish tidal pool
It was really magical to get in here! The colours are something else and it was like being in a dream.
Gorse flowers and a large pond filled with budding flowers
My husband cycles around the moors regularly and he took a photo of these water flowers about to bloom and so I couldn’t resist going to check them out for myself.
The water was so beautiful and clear.
Underwater image of plant life

The light and the colours invited me in and so I stripped of to my undies and had a little dip!
Water lily
I’m used to getting into the water with a 2mm swim jacket and so it was a fair bit colder than what I am used to. It felt great to be in and absolutely magical to swim with all these flowers around - it was like being in a Monet painting.

It felt really special to have the hooting cairn in the background with a buzzard flying overhead. Wild and ancient.

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