First Frosts

The walk back to the car from Meldon Pool has dispelled the cold from our fingers and toes and the simple question is, head home or head to Foggintor Quarry? Given that we could be forgiven for thinking, but for the falling leaves, that this was a mid-summer day, Foggintor has an inevitability to it. …

Meldon Pool

For a brief moment as we were driving along it looked as though the clouds would prevail but when we eventually pulled in to the quarry car park, after a short and unintentional detour to the reservoir, the sky was clear blue under a low sun with not a breath of breeze. There is still…

Summer Solstice

100 swims has experienced a lull in recent weeks in no small part because the weather has changed from warm and still to blowy and wet.  Sticking with that theme, last night was more mid-winter than mid-summer. The forecast was however that the day would improve, good news, as I spotted 6 months ago that…

Left Lake Circular

It’s a glorious day; not particularly hot and there is a fresh breeze, but I do not seem to be able to get my head in gear.  So before I hash anything else up on the carnival float I think it’s time to call it a day and get in some fresh water. The breeze…