#56: Wastwater

Another fantastic day today. I was a bit nervous about doing Wastwater because it’s a big one and I’m rather out of practice at the moment. But I decided to go for it and I’m so glad I did. I met Torben at the youth hostel which is right on the shore of the lake. … More #56: Wastwater

#55: Stickle Tarn

The story of yesterday’s adventure begins about a year and a half ago when I was just starting out on my challenge. I was at work one day chatting to Brad and we were talking about Jack’s Rake, a scramble up the side of Pavey Ark, right above Stickle Tarn. Brad was surprised that I’d … More #55: Stickle Tarn

#54: Little Tarn

Today it rained. And rained. And rained. I spent most of the day pootling around Keswick with Angela but before I went home I decided I wanted to squeeze in a swim. The fact that the rain was hammering down actually made me want to swim more – I love swimming in the rain, there’s … More #54: Little Tarn

#53: Boretree Tarn

Woohoo, I can swim again! If you saw my last post (or if you’ve heard me moaning for the last 3 months) you’ll know that so far this year I’ve been unable to swim because of a minor operation on my foot. But a few days ago I was given the all clear and yesterday┬áI … More #53: Boretree Tarn

#52: Toby Tarn

I feel I should start this post with an explanation. The sun has been shining, the weather is glorious – and I’ve not been swimming. Not once. But there is a reason… at the start of May I had a minor operation on my foot. Nothing too major, but I’m not allowed to get it … More #52: Toby Tarn

#50: Rydal Water

I can’t believe I’m still swimming! We’re well into October now but the weather is holding (although there is definitely an autumnal chill in the air now) and I’m still really enjoying the swims. For the last few weeks I’ve been very conscious with every swim I’ve done that it could be my last one … More #50: Rydal Water