Monday, 7 February 2011
Nicey icey NOT
Anna and I were hot and tired from our session in the gym, and so thought a refreshing swim in the rain at Huccaby Bridge would be just the ticket. It's an idyllic spot that is always crowded in the summer because the pool is right by the road, with ample room to set up your deck chair reassuringly close to the car. We did our 'special winter thing' which involves leaving the house in swimsuit and dressing gown, running from the car to the swimming spot, launching in for as long as we can bear it, before exiting, wrapping up in the dressing gown again and heading for home and a hot bath. Today the water was truly icy, with my knees particularly sensitive to the cold. We normally manage to put up with the freezing temperatures for long enough to acclimatise, but on this occasion we were both defeated, and it was only a minimal dip. Still, you have to remember that the water is at its coldest at this time of year. Roll on Spring.