09/01/2012 by Carl Reynolds
A surprisingly mild, but nevertheless overcast day. We arrive in a quiet lull in activity. There is no one in the pool. Pip and Nando are chatting while Pip fixes a puncture. We join in the chit, chit, chatter. And after a natter decide to swim. No great expectations of each other, just that we’ll enjoy it. I spy the duck on the other side of the pool, their reflection makes them look like something else entirely. I am none too comfortable about that. But intrepid swimmer that I am, I get in, curse and take off. Again the first two take ages. I get to six and Mrs Ape is still going, I turn for 7&8 knowing that I will do a kilometre. I get to 1000 yards and see Mrs Ape approach the half way mark. I sprint up to the mid point and turn, arc around her and accompany her back. A kilometre for the Ape and another half for the Missus.
We see and talk to Anne, Jenny, Nando, Pip, Karen, Dylan, Liz, Bob, Dominic and James and head off for the rest of the day refreshed and reanimated. Alas there were no cakes today.
5 degrees C.