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To the Bridge and Back 10 miler, third race, first DNF

In open water swimming, a did-not-finish is no big deal.  They happen.  Theoretically, I knew it would happen sometime, and then I promptly forgot that not finishing happens.  2,176 more words

Marathon Swimming

River Dove, Eye – off the Abbey bridge

Luke post–swim

River Dove

River Dove from the Abbey Bridge

“I soon reached Eye, where I leant the bike beside the Abbey bridge over the River Dove and clambered down the bank to a pool almost directly below the brick arch, hidden by the road from the parapet…two frayed and much–knotted ropes still dangled from a tall Scots pine.” 624 more words

Roger Deakin

Doggy Days- river sticks

Red and Pepper love their best friend, Sam. He loves swimming in any water and fetching sticks.

Like most longer legged animals, he can go out a little deeper and a little further to fetch those enticing, little bits of wood, which were drifting into the main part of the river. 291 more words

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Swim for the Potomac 10k -- my first 'marathon swim' and first post

I’m kicking this blog off with my first race report — the Swim for the Potomac 10k.  This was my second open water race and first ‘marathon swim.’  For those not knowing much about marathon swimming, it is generally considered any swim of 10k and over in open water.  1,512 more words

Marathon Swimming

Bryanston - swimming the Dorset Stour

Downstream from the swimming hole

The swim spot

A message for visitors

The Stour in Blandford St Mary

“I went in off a concrete slipway and swam downstream between banks of trees in water that was still and soupy, but smelled clean enough. 653 more words

Roger Deakin


She was a brave lady… the water was fast and chilly!  I wanted to share these screen caps as I think she was quite spectacular!


Cowside Beck - back to the tufa pool

Walking back from the pool

The waterfall and the spinney

The tufa pool

“I wondered how many walkers must have slid into these tempting waters, remote and hidden though they are. 694 more words

Roger Deakin