I’ve been asked a few times recently why swimming in cold water is good for you. Each time I offered a short list of the various health benefits I could remember. Then afterwards I found myself at a computer, digging through reams of written research, discovering countless other ways in which this hobby is good for you. Once I read that stuff I’m always disappointed that I didn’t give a better answer. So, if like me, you have limited faculties for remembering the info you need, but seemingly limitless faculties for downloading and storing pointless information (like the name of Jabba the Hut’s beaked sidekick in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – that’s Salacious Crumb by the way) here’s a list of 50 Reasons You Should Start Swimming Wild.
We imagine those of you who’ve bought tickets for our upcoming Durdle Door event will be looking forward to sinking your fins into free-diving, perhaps for the first time. It’s something we’ve never attempted ourselves. So, I thought I’d a write a wee introductory blog looking at what we should expect, from an outsider’s perspective.
Wherever you are right now, take a second, look up and take in your surroundings…
Okay, maybe that wasn’t such a treat if you’re sitting at work behind the blank walls of your cubicle or crammed onto some form of public transport like a propped-up sardine. Either way, it doesn’t matter really, because all I wanted you to do was notice where you are right now.
Take the quiz and find out: Which Endangered Animal Are You?
It can be difficult to know where to start with conservation. The worldwide problem of climate change just seems so insurmountable. However, unlike a Hollywood movie, this catastrophe isn't going to be averted by leaping out of helicopters, spraying bad guys with miniguns or releasing two-hours worth of controlled explosions. Unfortunately, there is no single eye-patched villain behind climate change.
God is dead… How shall we comfort ourselves…? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives; who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves?