Saturday, 4 October 2014

Just when you thought it was safe to....



It was our final day of swimming. I didn't like to mention anything to Lady Magnon, but when I saw this eerie shadow on the bottom of our pool I nearly had to change my shorts. 

We've now closed down the pool; the temperature had dropped to about 21C, and we couldn't see it rising again. It'll be 8 months until we swim again, it seems like a very long time.

OK, let's get it over with..... bring on winter (but please don't make it too bloody cold).



18 comments:

  1. The water looks inviting. Icy wind here today with intermittent heavy showers but quite pleasant in the sun out of the wind.

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  2. A small shark in your pool?

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  3. Ah the great aeroplane shark. Tricky beasts!!

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  4. Is it a bird ... is it a plane ... no - we're going to need a bigger boat! The weather is turning here too - the clouds are sailing by at quite a lick this morning - rain is on its way.

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  5. Open it up again and swim faster.

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    1. It's done now. A nasty black plastic cover instead of blue sparkling water.

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  6. Is that a penguin in your pool?

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  7. My feelings exactly Cro. I sometimes wish we could hibernate. I read about people in the Himalayas somewhere who go underground for the winter, having spent their summer stocking their underground home with provisions.

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  8. Oo-ee! Sorry you have to close up for now. But you do so much beautiful carpentry during the cold months, don't you? And flaking the chillies, and making quince - er I forgot - you don't do quinces. LOL! Wrap up warmly! Greetings from the Southern Hemisphere!

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  9. We have had a wonderful Summer and it's turning into a wonderful Autumn, though the weather is predicted to change soon. I'm hoping for a Winter which freezes our arses off, but it's not for everyone, I suppose.

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  10. We've closed ours too, the days are still warm, mainly in the low 80's, but the nights are finally cool. We'll reopen in April or May depending on how mild the winter is.

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  11. Oh, how I miss my pool. After the kids left, we replaced it with a greenhouse for my tropical plants. Your pool looks so inviting. In the states now, the newest thing is salt water pools. Don't know if they'd look as clear as yours and have to be more corrosive to equipment I would think.

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  12. Ours was 22 yesterday, and I ventured in for a last swim. It was a bit chilly, but getting out to gorgeous blue skies and warm October sunshine helped make it a delightful last (probably) swim of the year.

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    1. It's been warm here too, we were almost wondering if we hadn't been a bit rash!

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  13. It's springtime here in Kiwiland, and I'm looking forward to summer even though we didn't have much of a winter this year. I kept waiting for the cold weather to start.

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  14. Your long winters are really hard. We have winters for at most 4 or 5 months, other than areas in the Himayalas.

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  15. Shaaarks!! The temps just dropped here and I am finally having to pull out my fall clothing...

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