Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Low Tide 00:08 (1.10m)
High Tide 06:13 (2.40m)
Low Tide 12:51 (0.70m)
High Tide 19:40 (2.40m)
Sea temperature: 9.9
Sea conditions: perfect
Weather: frost, gentle breeze and an air temperature of around 3.5
Joined by: Just DK, The Bridge Captain and me this morning.
Topics of conversation:
The Pirate was having a harp lesson this morning so we didn't expect him.

Checking out the frost
 The weather and sea conditions - A combinations of ailments, rough water and strong currents has meant I've not had a good run recently, but The Bridge Captain and I had vowed that regardless of everything we'd go in today, whatever the sea and my health were doing. I wasn't perfect (although DK kindly said I was, which was a good start to the day) but the sea was, it could not have been more beautiful on the water's edge. There had been a frost, the first of the year here, and it had us all bouncing along, even the dogs seemed happy to be out in it (Mabel and Luna in their coats). The water was bracing, to say the least, and there was a little 'ooooing' from the female swimmers as we went in, much to DK's annoyance. The drop in temperature to single figures is worth noting as it doesn't usually rise after its gone this far, although DK noted that further out in the deeper water he managed to record 10.4, maybe that's the way forward? The Bridge Captain has admitted that she is hooked and agreed that the view is perhaps even better than that of the pool she recently swam in in Italy. We get them in the end. She didn't have a picture of the stunning view for us but we had received word from Cambodia that all is well with The Ellies and that they are managing to swim in 33 degrees in this elegant pool.

The contrast between their safety and the devastation in the neighbouring country and islands is staggering and an obvious relief, but the reports of the aftermath get worse by the minute. On my way home this afternoon I heard one journalist say that the only way to describe the state of emergency was that it was as if an atomic bomb had gone off. If you haven't already - you can donate here:

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