Out of Hibernation

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It can be difficult to feel motivated in January/February, the warm, fuzzy Christmas feeling is well and truly over, you want to feel motivated, but it is still cold and wintery, it is hard to know what to do with yourself. Here at Weird Fish we think it best to get stuck in and embrace the sometimes damp, chilly weather, after all they do say “There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad weather clothing”, so with that in mind grab your favourite cosy jumper, a waterproof jacket, pull on those wellies, and get out there to enjoy the fresh air.

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An interview with Freediver – Adam Mustoe

Freediving or skin diving is a form of underwater diving where divers hold their breath for long periods of time, and rely on their own abilities rather than using breathing apparatus.

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It is an ancient art that goes back to traditional fishing techniques such as spear fishing and oyster diving. The divers would practice meditative breathing techniques to improve their lung capacity, and ability to stay calm.

There are now a range of competitive competitions testing disciplines from deepest depths and longest time under.

We spoke to one freediver from our home town of Cheltenham  – Adam Mustoe.

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behind the scenes of the summer 2016 weird fish photo shoot

The location for our Spring/Summer 2016 campaign took us to the well visited island of Gran Canaria.

We spent a lot of our time enjoying the utterly amazing Maspalomas sand dunes. We were told by our guide that the dunes were created hundreds of years ago, when strong winds carried the sand from Morocco to the location. We are not sure how true this is, but the winds are constantly moving the dunes, and they are now in a more southerly location than they were 40 years ago.

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how to survive half term

Guest blog from Sue Taylor  – digital editor of Camping and Caravanning Magazine  

School’s out, so now is the perfect opportunity to enjoy quality time with your family. But keeping the kids entertained during the holidays isn’t easy and can be costly too. If you’re staying at home, the internet is a good place to start. Check out your local council and tourist information center websites for information about what’s on in your area. Local leisure centers and museums usually hold special holiday events, so check your local newspaper for details.

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Photo credit to: Alisdair Cuisick

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