My gift to myself for my 40th year around the sun….

I adore the ocean, rivers, even some public swimming pools. Being in the water is second nature to me & the winter of 2020/2021 was one of the most intense and yet amazing experiences. I maintained my sanity by immersing myself in the ocean 3-4 times a week. Icicles on the rocks, bitingly cold hands and numb feet but my body, my head, my heart maintained balance.

So as a natural continuum I decided I’d explore more of this countries waterways.
So far…. Its June… I’ve done 17 locations. Most here in Dorset. North Yorkshire & Peak district.

My diploma (clinical hypnotherapy) took me up to Scarborough a few times, many modules being done on line due to restrictions. But when finally set free…… rivers, bay’s and lakes were free to explore.

Ive found myself seeking out water, and have ended up in some random places just for a dip. It’s been such a beautiful experience. I look at maps and google swim spots and ask friends. It’s surprising how many people know of a lake or a river, somewhere they walk and visit but never thought about swimming in….. until now……

Got any recommendations?

Next week I’m heading up to Bath, staying on a narrow boat, so lets see if i can find a nice spot with some friends to enjoy.

A few pictures for you xx