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Hi! I’m Shona, a writer from Wellington, New Zealand. Swim along with me as I share stories, photos and videos of my wild swimming experiences, and things I’ve learned along the way.

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I’ve also written some history books called Guiding Lights, Trial of Strength, The Tale of the Anzac Tortoise. Visit my website for more info: shonariddell.com

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Shona Riddell
Author of the maritime history books "Guiding Lights" and "Trial of Strength". From Wellington, Aotearoa NZ. I love swimming in the sea.