Last Sunday I swam twice. First, in our regular Sunday morning dip at Spitchwick on the River Dart where it was a very fresh 5 degrees. Then, as it was such a beautiful day I decided to go and join Carl and Kate in Brixham, for their afternoon swim at Breakwater Beach. The water was flat calm, and there was a gorgeous pinkish late afternoon light. The water was so much more forgiving than the river had been earlier. I checked my watch. 10 degrees - twice as warm as the Dart! Warm enough even for a spot of jumping and diving!