The Willy Dophins lined up for their inaugural photo shoot on Friday 30 May, just after a month of mild weather and just before the official start of the winter-to-winter swimming season. Many thanks to photographer Ray (a mate of Pat’s) and to Andrew for organising the whole shebang. Not all the Dolphins could attend – maybe we’ll have a full house for the T-shirt photo shoot.
Here’s a recent poem by Kevin.
Save the bay
Upon the shore at Willy Beach, you can spy hearty souls swim out of reach
All year long each and every morn, they take a plunge before the dawn
In winter time their numbers thin, but the dedicated still have their swim
The Willy Dolphins have a cause and ask the litterers to take a pause
We like the water crystal clear and free of rubbish throughout the year
The rubbish dropped at your feet finds the drains in the street
It travels on to a creek or stream and finds the bay it would seem
So think of us when you throw away, use a bin and save the bay.
And here’s a poem by Tom
I wasn’t on a plane nor in Spain
It chased me as my hands rhythmically stroked the still sea
Flying forward into darkness no beacon to guide my heart working
Pushing me into the unkown but out there is my direction
I can glimpse the lights just across the bay
The rain continues I turn my face to the sky my lips open tasting wetness
Then I plunge deep into the depths chasing nothing but myself