wonderful water


14/02/2012 by Carl Reynolds

It’s amazing how water, that plainest of things, can be so magical. It’s one of the few liquids whose solid form is lighter than it’s liquid form – so wildlife can live underneath it when it freezes – it makes up 70% of the planet’s surface, and we’re made of a goodly amount of it. Kate and I had the lido and sauna to ourselves today. It was strange. The water was measured at 0.5 degrees C, I managed 300 yards, but the hardier sex of the species, Mrs Ape, clocked up 400 yards. We took it easy and played with different angles with the camera. I hope you like them.

Ape – 300 yards, Mrs Ape – 400 yards, 0.5 degrees C

5 thoughts on “wonderful water

  1. Alex says:

    Love the half and half shots. Good going on the distances, I still found two lengths were enough.

  2. Hilary says:

    Carl and Mrs Ape – these are just gorgeous! Sorry to miss you the last few days – have been a bit fluey and overworked but hoping to get down to the pool later in the week. Hilary

  3. Rebecca says:

    Lovely pics. I had a conversation with a mutual friend of ours this weekend on how water crystals change when you talk to them in different ways… very interesting perspective of water (I believe the theory stems from Buddhist philosophy)

    • Thanks Rebecca. I’m guessing you’re the Rebecca that swims in Gaddings Dam, but then I my other guess is that you’re a different Rebecca altogether; as our mutual friend (Sarah T?) knows more than one Rebecca. Wow, I am confused.

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