Project Copper – reflections and debrief

Reflections on Project Copper. I’ve swam about 54,000 metres to cover the 25 kilometre coast, which were swum as a series of out and back swims, so every metre of coast was swam twice. With the experience I’ve gained of the various currents on this stretch of coast, I now know there are longer swims…

Annestown to Boatstrand

So why not come at Boatstrand from the opposite direction? I asked myself. And then I answered. Why, no reason. No reason at all. of course, since yesterday’s post, you now know why. Annestown is another part of this coast I know better from surfing. I’ve never even really seen a reason to swim here.…

Kilmurrin to Boatstrand

The first time I ever air-dropped a wave and stuck it was in Kilmurrin. That’s surfer lingo. Something I’ve rarely used and sparingly. I refused to ever say gnarly, or stoked, for example. In Ireland, I always thought, we had sufficient command of expressive language and a predilection and culture for description such that surfer speak terms…

Kilmurrin Cove to Boatstrand

I though I would start adding a few more photos of the various locations I swim or have swam at. This is Kilmurrin Cove, on the Waterford Coast, about 10 kilometers west of Tramore. It’s a tiny horseshoe cove, favourite of local surfers in bad weather. Due to the shape, it’s pretty well sheltered. I…