Days like these
It’s days like these that make all that winter swimming worthwhile.
I have been away for over a week so missed the annual moment where the ropes are taken out. It’s the signal that summer is really here and that the water temperature is now consistently warm.
That means you can swim for as long as you wish. I now dive in and paddle along with my face in the water.
I went within a metre of a moorhen nesting on one of the marker buoys and a heron standing amidst the blossom-covered hedgerow.