Winter solstice

proper solstice swim without even my swim sandals! 

proper solstice swim without even my swim sandals! 


And in the northern hemisphere it is the summer solstice. 

Last year I swam on St Tropez, France for my solstice swim. This year in Stari Grad, Croatia.

id been to Split for the day and on the two km walk home from the jetty I had my swim. Great way to end the day and to celebrate that now for me the days are getting shorter. Unlike Jim Starkes song where the days are getting longer.

""I`m still thinkin` about the days
I`m still thinkin` in many ways
I`ll carry on
now that you`re gone
The days are changing colours

Don`t know how long you`ll be gone
I`ll keep my head high and stay strong
It`s in my heart
It`s been there from the start
and the days are getting longer

Life is like a big long ride
We`re drifting from side to side
It`s a long way down
and there`s no way around
and the nights are getting shorter
nights are getting shorter

Just knowing you`re talking about me
and the man I used to be
makes me want to start again
as a passionate man
Then living would be so easy

Life is like a big long ride
We`re drifting from side to side
It`s a long way down
and there`s no way around
and the nights are getting shorter
nights are getting shorter""

My swim buddy, RHONDA did her usual winter solstice swim in Manly and no doubt my cousin in Hobart joined in the MONA solstice swim extravaganza. For me is was a quiet dip in 20' C water in a little bay that next year will be spoiled completely as it is about to be transformed into a huge resort for the French.  

early evening. 

early evening. 

Dusk and time to get out and continue my walk home. 

Dusk and time to get out and continue my walk home.