Saturday, May 7, 2011

Around Cape Banks - Little Bay to Botany Bay Sat. 7th May


Cape Banks - Photo; swimsydney.com

Photo: oceanswims.com


Little Bay Start; photo oceanswims.com



Chart: swimsydney.com
 




























Adventure swim with Murray Cox. One of the legs on his quest to swim the length of the Sydney coastline
From Little Bay south around Cape Banks into Botany Bay finish Congwong Beach at La Perouse
About 6k, took about 2-and-a-half hours
Tough swim with big southerly swell around Cape Banks and the current running against us as we swam into Botany Bay
A small group of 8 swimmers with a tinnie in support and a coastguard boat shadowing
Spectacular cliffs down the coastline from Little Bay to Cape Banks
Had to swim wide into Botany Bay to stay away from big surf pounding into the Cape
Turbulent at the entrance to Botany Bay where the current running out met the swell pushing in
And the water temp dropped a few degrees in the Bay
Water was a bit murky from swell, so didn't see any sea creatures, apart from lots those tiny blue fluorescent clockopods or whatever they're called
A good adventure today, I should have felt a like Capt Cook arriving in Botany Bay, I don't think anyone's done this swim before
But actually I was just pleased to finish and relieved when my feet touched the sand at Congwong Beach after a tough swim

2 comments:

Shayne said...

Congrats on your ocean swims tally, so far.

Good luck with South Head.

Richard said...

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ...
(that's me looking at the swell on Sunday)
2 metre swells rolling in thru the heads
We'll get our money's worth anyway

Get down to Watsons Bay Sunday if you can, from about midday, it's fun watching the stragglers finish. We'll need all the support we can get (in the bar afterwards).