Sunday, 20 May 2012
As the Olympic Torch made its way through the West Country, the inspirational pink-robed Pauline thought we swimmers should make our own special contribution. Saturday 19th May, the first day of the relay, found us gathered on the Cornish side of the Tamar at Saltash. There was a party atmosphere complete with doughnut and burger vans. 39 swimmers set off through the buoys and boats. Out in the middle of the river, I stopped to look up at Brunel's stark and beautiful bridge; it felt like quite a historic moment. Then it was on to the Devon side, where we touched the bottom and stood for a rest and a cheer, before swimming back across to Cornwall. A great day.