Despite the warnings of thunderstorms, made it to the Lido this morning for 8 a.m., determined to become a cold water swimmer, at least for a day. With a 90 metre pool on your doorstep, it’s mad not to take advantage of it.
What a fantastic place. That’s not it on the left, by the way, that’s just the pond en route – there was a beautiful mist over the common which was lifting so I had to take what I could before it went.
I made 4 lengths of the pool before we were chucked out for fear of boiling to death if lightning struck, but met some nice people for breakfast in the café. Early morning cold-water swimmers seem to be the nicest people in the world. Definitely going to keep trying, and may even join the nutters who swim through the winter.