Who watches Watchman Island?

Turns out nobody had a good answer, so about 100 of us decided to go check. In the picture above you can just barely make out the island, really just a sandy lump in the harbour, at the top right.

The annual Watchman Island swim from Herne Bay is the unofficial start of the open water swimming season. I’d never done it, or any of these races, before. But my winter training stood me in good stead, and I finished right in the middle of the pack as expected.

It was a fun event but I did wonder at the need to pay $75 for something I basically do every weekend anyway…

On the way home we chanced across a lady who sells smoked salmon… excellent!

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