Judy has just moved, albeit temporarily, to Tuckenhay, a gorgeous village nestling by Bow Creek, off the Dart estuary, so it seemed only right to go and test out the water. We walked along the bank admiring the elegant Jane Austen style houses on the hill on the other side, everything in muted February tones: greys, browns and dull greens. The water seemed to be heading out fast but when we got in there was actually not a very strong current (apart from in the middle) and we enjoyed swimming upstream and then floating back down. The friendly curves of the hillsides down to the creek created a sort of secure feeling as we bobbed around in the middle. It was chilly, at 8 degrees, though warmer than the Dart further upstream, on Dartmoor. Afterwards Anna tested out her new rucksack, inherited from her father, which ingeniously combines a seat.