Is it possible to still use the Trinkie sea pool in the Feb / March ?
If you can swim in freezing water........
Super, many thanks. I am used to the Baltic so looking forward to the trip
I was being a bit, um, "tongue in cheek".......Edited: 10:08 am, February 08, 2015
But I found this info on the interweb......
<<The Trinkie Wick Bay, Caithness
On a hot day, as many as 100 people swim and sunbathe at the Trinkie, three-quarters of a mile south of the town. Trinkie is the Scottish word for trench: the pool was created about 70 years ago from part of a quarry. It owes its continued existence to the Sutherland family, who as "Friends of the Trinkie" scrub and paint it every year. "The swimming season in Scotland is very short," says Iain Sutherland, who learnt to swim in the Trinkie. "There are only about 10 weeks when you don't pass out with hypothermic shock getting in."
Swimming season: Mid-June to end-September. No lifeguard. No charge for swimming. Refreshments: Take your own picnic - and a jumper. Where to stay: Scenic camping at Riverside Caravan Club Site (01955 605420 or 01342 326944) in meadowland beside the river Wick, half a mile from the town centre. £12-£15.50 for a two-person pitch (£5 discount for Caravan Club members).>>
I used to love swimming at the Trinkie as a child. My mother always brought a "shivery bite" for après swim