A select group of wild swimmers gathered last night at the Polar Bear’s Wagon for an enchanted evening of swimming and wallowing in the hot tub. The Polar Bear had laid on facilities including (but not limited to) fresh water bathing, sea bathing, diving boards, access to the art studio with cosy stove lit, a bonfire and best of all, the hot tub!!! The table was groaning with a wonderful spread of food – sausages, bacon, rolls, tea, coffee, fresh juice with ice, herb tea, cakes, fresh home made soda bread, honey and philly cheese. Having welcomed 2 new swimmers to the club, we made our way through paths lined with scented flowers, to the canal, pausing to let boats pass by and jumped, dived, swam and frolicked therein. Some slid down the banks into the sea for a more bracing experience, and when thoroughly cold, entered the hot tub joyfully. Even later on in the evening, as torrential rain came slashing through the trees, certain club members were still hogging the tub. An enchanted summer evening to remember.