Thursday, 2 September 2010

The Clue is in the Picture

OMG as the young folk write...
This afternoon I checked out the Windermere weather station and saw that the lake temperature was a balmy 19C. Mmmmm.....just like a warm bath.....The webcam showed marquees going up, carpets running down to the lake and marker buoys setting the course.....everything tickety-boo...
At 18.00 hours a text from Great North Swim HQ arrived : swim postponed due to blue-green algae.
6000 swimmers now making alternative plans for the weekend.....


  1. I'm so sorry, how disappointing for you, will they reschedule?
    much love

  2. thanks Martine - yes a bit of a shock - they're going to email by tues with some options maybe an alternative date soon, or transfer place to salford swim, or money back or defer place to windermere next year...we'll see