Thursday, 22 December 2011

Winter is here.

It's official now the carpet is out! And a nice light dusting of frost on it as well. Although I took this the other day and it was lovely and mild this morning.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Not quite this cold yet.

Now that looks enticing! I've often thought we could do with a sauna down at the pond, ice cold water after a lovely hot sauna, amazing. Have a word with the Corporation please Terry?!

Friday, 16 December 2011

Shaky hands today

Ouch! So keen was I to get in this morning I didn't even notice the very small 3°C at the bottom of the board. Obviously it wouldn't have stopped me!
Apologies for the camera shake, I took them after my swim and didn't notice until I got to work, maybe it adds something anyway.
The warm up running was obviously too fast for the shutter!

Friday, 9 December 2011

Missing out

It's always a gorgeous day when I can't get to the pond. I couldn't make it today because I had to take my son to nursery. What a liberty!
When I got off the bike at work all sweaty, I had confirmation (as if I needed it) that a cold dip is the best way to start the day.
So here's a few from Thursday.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

The other day

These are from a few days ago, in between the mist we had, and the cold we have now.
They're all very green and retro, thanks to a bit of cheating with Hipstamatic. I think some pics with people in them might be the order of the day next time.

Monday, 5 December 2011

A day off, so a later swim for me.

Did anyone notice it was cold today?! I know it's rare for us to talk about the temperature, just thought I'd mention it.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Just two today

It was grey this morning, but as always the water was beautiful. I walked out all ready for my swim but had to pop back and get the camera when I saw the light on the pond.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Guest photo post!

The beautiful top one from Oliver, and me diving in courtesy of Torsten. Great pics, thanks guys. The other two are my handiwork.

Monday, 28 November 2011

A few sunny ones

Some sunny pics for you, the bottom one is enticing, have to keep that in mind when the temperature keeps dropping. And I like the diving one too. It was a beautiful afternoon, it looks like it could have been a summers day, but the water was cold. I had a quick chat with the guy in the photo, and he seemed pretty up for the swim, but I sometimes wonder about people I see at the pond on unseasonably warm days, are they regulars or just braving it because the sun's out? There was a fair bit shivering going on after!
Happy swimming.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Misty mornings

There were some nice sunny rays over the pond this morning but I haven't quite got into a rhythm yet, so a bit more catching up and a reminder of the misty mornings we had at the beginning of the week.

Friday, 18 November 2011

First post

So, after much procrastination and an aborted attempt with my Lomo I started using my iPhone to take pictures around the pond during the summer. After more procrastination and many dilemmas about blog design, I'm finally posting my first few pictures. I've got a bit of a backlog so there might be a few posts with some sunnier scenes than we're used to at the moment, but soon I hope to keep up to date and post a current picture or two every few days.
You might spot a familiar face or two, but you'd have to be pretty eagle-eyed to work out who the yoga shadow belongs to.
Hope you like the photos.