Entries by Olivia Palmer

The spring and summer beckon….2015 is up and running!

We have had an interesting winter. We’ve dipped, dived, shivered and lived in a caravan. We’ve renovated ‘Dipper Towers’ and are finally emerging from the dust. We have had many requests for weekends and 2015 brings a few, we will indulge in the delights of the River Dart and Avon. We will embrace challenges (mostly […]

Dart Swims July 2014: Remembering why we swim.

This weekend was Devonshire Dippers first official weekend of bringing people together to swim in our local River, the River Dart. We have been swimming in the River Dart for many years, we have hosted swims for our friends and lovely local swimmers since we moved here and it never fails to amaze me how beautiful […]

Delight in the Dart – River Dart Swims

We’ve only gone and done it! Finally we’ve set some dates for some delicious swims in the Dart. With so much river to explore we have set aside 3 dates to take you swimming in what we think are the most beautiful parts of the river. Hopefully we’ll see the seal but we won’t be […]

SLSGB Surf Lifeguard Training

A brilliant week of training, physical and mental began on Monday 27th January. Two of us signed up to become SLSGB Qualified Surf Lifeguards. First things first – were we fit enough? A 400m swim in under 7 mins 20 seconds. Seemed fine, it was. A run of 200m in under 40 seconds, well, now, […]

The Weekly Dip – Rig takes refuge

It was too good to miss! An offshore platform is taking refuge in the bay and it seemed swimmable. A better look was in order. A very wet and very grey day but the light on the sea was glorious. Swans were swimming in the bay highlighting how grand and imposing the platform actually was. […]

Our Christmas in Dips

An entire week off over Christmas meant lots of fabulous dipping action for the Devonshire Dippers. As our time was being spent in Devon and Cornwall we visited some of our favourite spots and searched out the best dips. From Stoke Gabriel Creek to St. Michael’s Mount, we dipped and dived our way through the […]

The Weekly Dip

We’ve always dipped. It’s a daily concern. However, since the arrival of our two darling daughters outdoor dipping has taken another type of dip. In order to rectify this and to coincide with the launch of Devonshire Dippers 2014 sees the start of ‘The Weekly Dip’. This is exactly as it sounds, we will decide […]