Monday, 21 December 2009

Historic bathing

Despite the cold, I felt in strong need of immersion, so set off for Anstey's Cove in Torquay, where the water is usually flat calm and where, it is said, Agatha Christie used to swim. The afternoon sun glowed over the fairytale pinnacles at Long Quarry Point; this promontary is home to Devonian limestone which is around 400 million years old. I slipped off the rocks into the water and was immediately drawn out of the humdrum and into the seascape.

2 comments:

Aqua Marina said...

That looks lovely and you're very brave!!

Sophie said...

It was really beautiful and, incredibly, NOT cold! I would even go so far as to say it was pleasurable....the secret is to make sure all parts, especially the extremities, are encased in rubber...