If two swimmers get into the sea and no photos are taken, did the swim still happen?

We may have met by a tunnel…

We may have walked onto the beach…

We may have chatted, and got changed slowly…

We may have remarked on a lack of motivation…

We may have walked into the waves, wincing…

We may have said “just a quick dip”… 

We may have done several head-up-breaststroke ‘lengths’ of the beach (well, part of it!)…

We may have stayed in a few minutes too long because it was actually rather wonderful… 

We may have warmed up a bit, with hot blackcurrant, and sea glass hunting…

We may have warmed up some more, with a hot pasty and a cup of tea… 

But there are no photos, so it may not have happened at all… 

My top 10 types of sea

All the same sea, but behaving very differently…and there’ll be many others, I know! 

In at number 10…deceptively warm looking yet very icey November sea… (Devon, UK)
Sneaking in at 9 – the ‘too exciting for a swim’ sea (same beach as above); (Devon,UK)
8. Dropping from the top 5 – sparkly mirrored wavelety sea (from the inside); (Devon, UK)


New release at 7 – moody Poldarkian sea…(Cornwall, UK)
Sliding down from the top spot – now at number 6 – poetically sunlit 6am silhouettes sea; (Devon, UK)
Smashing into the top 5 – ‘seaweed where you don’t expect it’ sea…(Devon, UK)
No movement at 4 – lit by crepuscular rays, the grey but reflective sea; (Devon, UK)
Another non-mover at 3 – the ‘where exactly IS the horizon?’  sea…(Kent, UK)

At 2, an ever popular re-release, the ‘U.K. disguised as the Maldives’ sea; (Devon, UK)
And, straight to the top spot – it’s number 1 for the ‘water and sand – nature’s art’ sea…(Devon, UK). 

That’s all pop pickers!