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 !!!