Posted by: wildswimmers | July 31, 2012

Round the loop meander of the River Add

Great fun tonight as the swimming club tried out a new venue – a loop meander of the River Add.  This is the precursor to an oxbow lake which is formed when the river cuts through the meander and a lake is formed beside the river.  Anyway… we had great fun swimming with the flow, watching little sand martins flying in and out of their wee nesting holes in the sandy banks, being tickled by weed, the banks fringed by grasses and wild flowers waving in the wind, finding shallow areas, then deep dark pools, until finally the meander brought us back to our starting point.  Some swimmers jumped out, crossed the grassy neck of the meander and jumped in again, for a second lap.  Others decided to continue swimming to the point, quite some distance away, where the river meets the sea.  I was a bit cold, so decided to do a wee jog round the perimeter of the meander, spotting swimmers along the way, and warming myself up in the process.  We’re going to do it again soon, hopefully in the dark with a full moon!


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