Desperate to get in the sea we go for our second Barbate swim. The loop is because there was a medium swell and about 6kts. of levante pushing the waves and spray in our faces. Seemed prudent to swim further offshore which sort of worked. The return took almost twice as long as the first part. The water seemed chillier than usual, about 12ºC but our thin wetsuits seemed to do the trick. “Que suerte tenemos!”, said Rafa as we were kicking water about 250m. off shore before heading back to the beach. “Mira los pinos, palmeras, dunas y el sol poniendose. Esto es vida!”. How right he is, how lucky we are.