With Swedish blood coursing through her tungsten veins, Lady Magnon threw caution to the nordic winds, and decided to have her final swim of 2017 in water temperature of about 20 C. Brrrrr.
Did I go in? Did I hell!
Today (Sunday) we close the pool. It's been cleaned, the cover is ready, and the water has had it pre-winter dose of Clor Choc.
I hate saying 'goodbye' to the pool, it'll now be about 8 or 9 months before we'll open up again for 2018.
She's OK. I stood Lady M in front of a heater; she soon de-frosted!
A true viking! I remember once upon a time when I worked some summers at a swimming pool, we would open back then at Easter and the only people that would dare to swim were the Scandinavian touristsReplyDelete
I usually don't even dip my big toe in the water unless it's above 25 C.Delete
Would solar power give you a much longer season?ReplyDelete
It's also the ambient temperature that's important. Personally I like warmish water, and full sunshine to exit into. I fear that hot sunshine has now gone.Delete
Weren't you supposed to beat Lady M with birch twigs after she got out of the water?ReplyDelete
I didn't like to mention it.Delete
It's still hot here; ridiculously so, considering the date.ReplyDelete
Lucky you. We're expecting 26 C today which is nice, but it won't last. Back to rain next week.Delete
Lady M looks wonderful .... all that swimming has worked wonders !!! I just think you're so lucky to have the weather for a pool in Summer. When you've closed the pool, have wine and a delicious dinner to drown your sorrows !! XXXXReplyDelete
We shall sit elsewhere in the early evenings; it's not much fun to look out over black plastic.Delete
It doesn't seem five minutes since you opened it up.ReplyDelete
The end of May I think, so it's been open for just 4 months.Delete
30c here , and the public pool near my house (i never go there) is closed until next summer.ReplyDelete
For your climate that seems very early; especially if it's 30 C.Delete
Our heated pool is 27 degrees and I am reluctant to get in at times. I fear a heart attack if I jump in, so I lower myself slowly.ReplyDelete
Ours stayed around 26-28 C for most of the summer. I too take my time to get in, but then don't want to get out again.Delete
Had a refreshing swim at West Wittering yesterday at about 4pm. We dried off quickly and then hot-footed it to the pub. Tempted to go down again today. I think that makes six swims at WW this year plus one (in wetsuits) in Cornwall in May. In the June heatwave we viewed a house with a (unheated) swimming pool. I love sea swimming and the boring repetitive ploughing back and forth in a pool but wouldn't want one in my garden. Does Bok swim in your pool?ReplyDelete
I know West Wittering well, although I've never swum there. I once swam from the West to the Palace piers in Brighton, and have swum in Worthing and Clymping.Delete
No, dogs not allowed in the pool. Our late Lab' wanted to, but Bok shows no interest.
It is still quite warm here but the leaves on some trees are changing and falling. I hate to see the summer end.ReplyDelete
Me too. It's still warm here too (especially today), but the signs of an early autumn are all around. Maybe October will surprise us.Delete
Lovely day here again. Low 20s for the past 5 days. I am back in shorts. Indian Summer in the east of England at least.Delete
We set a new temp. record yesterday,34 degrees. After a so so summer everyone here had closed their pools. Your photo was refreshing and I will probably refer back all day just to cool off.ReplyDelete
Lady M is just about to have another swim; then I close up. Lovely day here today.Delete
Beer in a café and then a lunchtime picnic. Weak sunshine, but then again it's still shortsleaves.ReplyDelete
Sounds good to me. We're just back from a beautiful long walk. I'll keep the beer for later.Delete
How fabulous for her.....do you speak any swedish Cro? I'm having a long weekend in Stockholm this Autumn and am really looking forward to it. It really does seem like 5mins since you opened the pool.....ReplyDelete
My Swedish is on a par with my Serbo-Croat; non existent.Delete
I don't think we've had nearly as much pool use this year as usual. It does seem to have been a very short season.
I was in our pool twice this week, that's the latest I ever gone in. But they're forecasting temperatures in the 90's for this week so I'll probably be back in.ReplyDelete
Too cold for me; I only go in at 25 C and upwards. Today it was 20 C.Delete
Cowardy custard Cro.ReplyDelete
With knobs on!Delete
Ha ha the last sentence made me laugh. I imagine Lady M must have lovely skin!ReplyDelete
Greetings Maria x
She said she could feel her skin tightening. No thanks.Delete
I grew up on the No Californian coast. The water is, for lack of a better word, frosty. We'd go to the beach for family outings during the summer months. The choice of dress included turtlenecks. We kids would wade into the water with jeans rolled up & shriek. Our Swedish blood did not shield us.ReplyDelete