29/12/2011 by Carl Reynolds
Up to the watery embrace of Rutland Water for a week with Mrs Ape’s kin. A swim in the Nene with Tom, Hilary and family, Big Dan, Jessica and a few other brave souls; short escapes to the complex pool, but none at all in the water in front of us. The water levels were down many metres, and the mud was too cloying underfoot. We are now rounder apes, ready to plunge back into the chilly arms of Tooting Bec Lido.