Lake Windermere

Lake Windermere

Wednesday, 21 October 2015


It is official. Summer is well and truly over and Autumn is rapidly sliding into the witching season.

I can tell this by the water temperature in the Nene. 4 weeks ago the water was still hovering around 15C but the cool nights and a bit of rain had seen the water drop to 11.8 yesterday.

It doesn't sound much of a drop but the water now has that sharp intake of breath feeling and it takes a bit to get into rhythm. I am still doing an hour in the water without any problem although the comedy shivers have made a couple of appearances in the Old Barn as I have my bacon and eggs!

Looking forward to winter swimming as I have entered a couple of events. I have swum right through the year so I should be ok!

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Setting off. 7am. Only 13 and a half hours to go!