Breaking news !!!! Vale Belle 1


Chris and I, the sole representatives of the idiots, swam this morning ( 13.9C ! ) planning to swim one of the classic routes viz Belle, post, island.

Much to our surprise, and dismay, when we reached our first stop we found it was not Belle , but another boat. Belle is missing, her lonely buoy bobbing where she has been moored for the past ……??…. years!

Chris and I could only speculate as to where she has gone, and are hopeful that she will, in time, return, maybe with a fresh coat of paint and a clean bottom !!!  For the time being, Vale Belle, noble and steadfast marker for the idiots.

Further  excitement this morning as there was a very strong current near Belle? whoops!, and Chris and I narrowly escaped being swept out through the heads !!!


About Judy

One of the original "idiots" and generally the last at destination! Love my daily dip and find it hard to start the day without a morning swim around the bay.

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  • Dave

    Not much time speculating in that 13.9C degree water I’m sure! And what a great day to miss the swim – sounds positively scary. A rip off the post! What next?! Hopefully it will have calmed down for the trans-island crossing tomorrow morning. So what was that comment Mr. Meredith made about “Spring being in the air”?

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