Monday, 21 January 2013

High Tide05:41 (2.20m)
Low Tide12:07 (1.00m)
High Tide18:43 (2.10m)
Sea temperature: not taken but felt about the same 4-5 degrees
Sea conditions: still surprisingly choppy and mashed up under foot
Weather: snow, quite thick this morning, little drifts off the dunes up to my knees in places on the way down.
Joined by: Sara and The Poet
Topics of conversation: 
And we're back - it's all back to normal at last. The full team was there this morning and we were all able to get in, although it did get a bit hairy as The Pirate and I went into the trough, just as a decent wave came at us. There was an unexpected and very deep dip and The Pirate was quickly whisked out so I made a grab for him and didn't let go till we were safely back on land (sorry if it was not very dignified Pirate!). Sara had a revaluation that her wearing a wet suit benefits the group as a whole, which I hadn't realised and am now really grateful for: if any of us got into serious trouble in this weather we wouldn't last 5 minutes in these temperatures, but she has the protection of the wetsuit. So it's official, not only is she fully trained as a First Responder but she's our go to girl in case of swimming emergencies due to her ability to stay in for longer!
The Swimmers taken by Sara

Snow on ice on the lane
The beauty of it all - the light has been amazing over the last few days and there was actually an argument about which day had been the most beautiful, proving it's in the eye of the beholder.
The Sauna is really coming into its own at the moment, not just because the snow is thick and deep enough to roll in but because our oil was due to have been delivered last week and they haven't been able to get out to us so we're keeping warm by lighting the fire indoors  or staying in the sauna. As we came down this morning the snow plough/gritter was churning up the street but it never does the small lanes so it's unlikely that they will come today either. As my Mother lives in the adjoining property it's more urgent. Mertz is determined to be snowed in so that he doesn't have to go south tomorrow and in the words of his mum "survive on love and coconuts".
Even DK had walked down this morning, not wanted to risk driving on the beach  track over the sluice bridge as it's lethal. I'm paper girl in this weather in my Mother's stead, and we all walked back up to the shop after our swim. Luke, the bar manager at our local came, running out into the street on seeing us and called "We're open! Come on in!", it's a little early for a pint but I was tempted by the offer of bacon and eggs. 
Although I enjoy my maths course I have to say that I relieved that I don't have to go today.

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