Today was horrendous weather .. again!!! .. with gale force winds and sheets of torrential rain. This pre-work swim had to be close, so I went back to Beaumaris to the 'relative shelter' of Gallows Point, but by heck I could still really feel the gusts and the rain pounding all around me.
I swam towards the wind and chop, knowing that my return stretch would be with the wind and tide. I closed my eyes as I swam & just relished the brief bursts of sunshine on my spray-battered face. It was quite wonderful swimming with my eyes closed, it felt very dream like.