Sunday, 2 December 2012

Coldstream girls

Toasting in my bed on Sunday morning, I wasn't that enthusiastic about the idea of a dip in the freezing cold Dart. Temperatures have bombed in the last few days. But when we arrived at Spitchwick I immediately felt excited; the ground was frosted and white, and the delicate branches of the trees pointed nakedly into the sky. Our attire ranged from nothing at all (Judy - what a woman) through cossie/glove combos (Anna, Yaara and Rachel) to full wetsuit, boots, and gloves topped with Russian fur hat (me). The hat, while incredibly warm, is very big and came over my eyes, somewhat cramping my style and prompting comparisons with those soldiers who stand outside Buckingham Palace. The air temperature was 0.6, while the water was 3.2; where would you rather be?

6 comments:

musingsofanaquaticape said...

wow.

Sophie said...

It was awesome Mr Ape!

El said...

Looks like Narnian joy. Will bring my furry hat to next one xxx

Sophie said...

Furry hat 'n' swimming gear is the new 'look du jour'!

wildswimmers said...

Well done Anna and the rest! It's still tropical up here on the West Coast at about 8 degrees!

Sophie said...

sounds positively balmy!