30/12/2012 by Carl Reynolds
Seems like an age since Christmas Eve. In the meantime Mrs Ape’s been keeping up the Endurance Distances (and sometimes a little more), I’ve done some shorts and two 1km swims. The water’s risen to a balmy 5/6 degrees C. There have been less people on rainy days, except for the hordes on Christmas Day, and today the sun shone for the first time in what feels like weeks, but is probably only days.
Everyone has been full of bohomie, up for games of handball, endlessly chatty and witty in the sauna, and the cafe has seen a succession of delicious bites, bakes and bread. Ian Clarke won his first ever trophy (up the Shed End), Longpela and Sarah won a cup on the same day (Lifeguards Open and Lifeguards Only respectively) and Jim Boucher won the Autumn Cup in his spiderman togs.
More balls have been lost on the roof and all seem a little more portly!