This summer I have rarely ventured into the sea.
But, on one occasion I braved it at Ramsgate Baths, in Sydney’s Botany Bay Foreshores.
Under good conditions, nothing beats swimming in this delightfully salty and clear water.
In a pounding surf, though, I am not strong enough to get in and out of these baths. Sure, I can swim in it, but the problem lies in the extraordinary power of moving water. It is so hard to keep on ones feet.
Still, on this particular day, despite tempting waves and pleasant weather, I swam alone.