After much build up and discussion with most of the islanders I meet, I finally go into the water at Mill Bay. My first ever swim on Rathlin after coming here for ten years. I wonder what was in the way all this time?
The water is a cloudy greeny colour under the surface, not like up at Cooraghy where it was clear and turquoise. The water, though cold, is lovely and I could stay in for ages. I am on a beach so I have the security of being able to stick close to the sand with my toes.
Not quite out of my depth.