Swimming and exploring South Devon, from Dartmoor to the sea
Monday, 20 October 2014
My friend Judy swears the Dart gets warmer the nearer you get to its source. Today I had the opportunity to test this theory, with two swims, one at Spitchwick and one upstream at Sharrah Pool. It seems she is right, although an experiment on one random day is hardly very scientific. It was 13.2 at Spitchwick, and 13.7 at Sharrah, a difference of half a degree. However I'm not sure this as at all conclusive as the swim at Spitchwick was at 9am and the one at Sharrah was six hours later. At any rate, both swims were beautiful, as we glided around in great swirls of natural foam.. The water is much clearer now too, having been been variously like cocoa, Bovril and tea in the last couple of weeks.