Another Sunday morning, another ocean swim. Today was the turn of Mona Vale SLSC to host the Winter Solstice Ocean Swim. It was chilly, a mix of grey skies and sunshine with some decent swells rolling in making the conditions fairly challenging. A few of my regular swimming group were taking part today and we caught up before the race, all wrapped up to keep warm before getting in the water. The ocean temperature was certainly warmer than the air temperature today so the swimmers were pretty keen to get in the water after stripping down to their swim suits! After a pre-race briefing it was 10am and we were off, bashing through the waves and heading to the first marker point.
The weather was threatening and with dark grey clouds on one side and the sun trying to make an appearance on the other we were treated to a beautiful rainbow - you might even spot the rainbow in one of the photos.