Vobster, yesterday. It was indeed fine weather for ducks. Fortunately there we were to take advantage of it: a flotilla of five rubber-clad ducks. Two of us training for Coniston-end-to-end, three for the Dart 10K; both end-of-the-summer long swims, though I have to say I think that the summer may have ended early. It’s not like we weren’t going to get wet anyway, but cross your fingers if you would, for a bit of sunshine the weekend after next!
Our early Tuesday morning swim and the changing rooms, always deserted before, have become a disconcerting gothic scene of hanging rubber gimp suits! It is TEK Camp at Vobster and they have got here before us. These are not swimmers’ wetsuits, these are so reinforced, padded and booted they are practically people all on their own.
[note to the pedantic: I do not have a pink swimming costume, it’s artistic licence, innit.]