Just a little bit on the chilly side; 13°C at the river bank. Might be time to update my North Tyne temperature synopsis from "refreshing" all the way up to "invigorating"...! 😂


I don’t know why, but I think it’s awesome you are swimming your waterways. Rivers around me are really shallow and if not shallow are polluted.

@Clifford We're quite lucky in Northumberland and this is a particularly good spot - 800m of calm deep water. About a 10 mile drive unfortunately, but at our house the river is still tidal, occasionally a bit murky, plus you risk being harassed by curious seals! 🤣

@Clifford Downloaded a pic looking the other way... open water swimming can become quite addictive.

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