Friday, 28 December 2012


6 degrees! I was sceptical, but it was definitely less bitey. That's it, as you were.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

From last week

The cold and bright days bought the best of out of the pond for my camera. Pics below featuring the legend that is Jean: artist, multi linguist, and tango dancer! The always dapper Oliver, whose only concession to subzero motorcycling is....a scarf. And our resident playwright Ben, using my preferred (and surely the most painless) method of entering the water.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Cold, cold, cold

The board in the changing room has 4c up on it, which is it? We have to know! Or maybe we don't, it's definitely got to the point where it's bloody cold, and only a madman would go all the way round (you know who you are).

Monday, 3 December 2012


The first really cold morning arrived last week, but it was beautiful and sunny which always makes the water temperature more bearable!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

More from the ladies

It's a while back now, but here's a few more phots from the ladies visit to the men's pond. Thanks to Sarah Saunders who took all these great pics.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Ladies visit

Better late than never. Here's a few of my pics from the ladies visit a couple of weeks back. I've also got some from others who were there, so I'll post some of those soon.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012


Just a couple of pics from last week. The pond was showing off a beautiful reflection of the clouds, so it was a nice quick shoot for me, no messing around, and straight in for a swim!

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Geese bothering

We normally pause to take in the sights of the pond when there's interesting bird action going on, but if they're just sitting there doing nothing?!...and it's time to swim? Then action has to be taken!

Friday, 5 October 2012

More sun!

Since I've missed a few days, here's a bumper crop for you, all taken yesterday. Early swimmers are being blessed with some lovely sunny mornings, long may it last.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Sunny mornings

Another gorgeous morning, I don't mind if rains all day, as long as it's sunny when I'm at the pond!

Friday, 21 September 2012


There was a lot of talk about the signets at the pond yesterday, I took the top picture just before I arrived for my swim, and by the time I'd got changed they were putting on a bit of a show, flying round the pond and practicing their landing skills. It was all great to watch, so I chose to enjoy the moment rather than try and get the perfect shot! Maybe next time.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Sunny mornings

We've been having a few gorgeous mornings this week, the air temperature is going down, and the water has a nice freshness to it, it's been pretty much perfect really. Another degree or two drop in the pond with some more sunny mornings please.