This is my first post in a little while, owing to my being busy trying to find a new place to live since my landlords are selling up. So I've been feeling pretty stressed of late, but I did manage a lovely swim at Capernwray quarry yesterday. A beautiful sunny day with friends, and a chance to test out a new piece of kit - an underwater camera as I've wanted to get one for a while. I think the photos came out pretty well and it felt amazing to be back in the water and swimming a little distance after the winter of mostly just dipping. The water was probably around 10c, so a much lovelier swim than the 1-3C that I was in over the winter time.
After speaking with a sports event photographer friend of mine called James (check out his website here) I decided to go with a non GoPro camera as that was outside my budget, and I went with a £40 option called a Y1 Action Camera.
I took a few photos during my swimming laps around the buoys, and then took some in the shallows during a rest lap near the shore.
The water at Capernwray is always pretty clear and there are trout, and sturgeon fish to photograph, as well as scuba divers, so good opportunities for trying out the camera.
I think they turned out well, especially for a budget camera. Here are the details of the kit I used: