The diving board in Salthill last Saturday morning, before sunrise. The bright cesestial object is the planet Venus – nearby is the star Spica (also known as Alpha Virginis).
There was no shortage of swimmers willing to take the plunge into the sea by the diving board in Salthill last weekend. The sea was cold, and most of them didn’t spend too long in the water. Nevertheless, the biting cold seemed to be a fair trade for the sensation of swimming under the light of the moon and the planet V
enus while most of the city still slept.