Dartmeet Dip

I have not been to Dartmeet since swim #43 back in May and now it’s October.  That is actually a good thing and what this 100 swims is all about: not going to the same place over and over (though I have probably swum 5 days out of 7 at Holne Bridge all through September as…

The Road Goes On and On

Unlike last weekend’s 790 mile circular road trip for a swim this weekend’s was only 460 and though the planned swim at Aberystwyth had to be abandoned due to very unfavourable sea conditions there was a backup. Nevertheless that prospect looked none too promising the following morning.  The previous evening’s rain had mostly blown through leaving the roads littered…

Double Waters

Walking down the hill to the river along the road which dips in and out of the shade I’m aware of the fact that it is quite warm, but it does not seem overly warm, in fact it is only 2 days later that I catch up with the fact that the temperature is hitting…

Lost in the Woods

It’s 9am and faint mist still hangs in the air over Denham Bridge.  The car had been dripping wet with dew when I left the house and even now the air is chill, appreciably cooler than the water of the River Tavy when I dipped my hand a moment ago.  The calendar has clicked around…

Ride the Tide

Swimming from the rowing club at Totnes can be an interesting balancing act between tide and river flow, time, and of course how far you want to go; though the idea here was to swim upstream through the town as far as the weir, which is 1.4 (ish) miles.  That takes about an hour and so to…