It was the warmest Halloween ever apparently. As Judy and I got changed on the steps at Sugary Cove, the sun beat down and it felt like summer. However there was quite an autumnal swell in the water, and we had to dodge the rollers as we got in. As we approached the channel which links Sugary to Castle Cove next door, the water foamed deliciously - and a little dauntingly. But we bounced our way in, and bobbed though the chasm with the oak trees keeping watch overhead. We made it through to Castle Cove where we bumped into another swimmer, Ruth, who had also taken advantage of the good weather and high water for an invigorating dip.