Buoys in the Lake by 10b travelling
Hat? I needed a hat? I suddenly had that Golf Club feeling. You know, it's like that dream when when you suddenly realise you are naked, but worse: you are at the Gold Club, addressing the ball at the first tea when a steward coughs and indignantly hauls you back to the clubhouse for wearing shorts that are insufficently tailored.
And you are not dreaming (This has happened to me twice)
"I, um, I didn't know I had to wear a hat"
"Well, you're supposed to, really: it's just so that the safety boat can see you clearly"
It was getting worse and worse.
And then they pointed out the 750m buoys to me. "No, not that one - look see the red one? No, not that one, further than that, no further than that, no further than that...."
Impetuously I suddenly hauled up the zip on my (surely too tight?) wetsuit and I leapt in.
It was very cold. I quickly realised just exactly why everyone else was wearing a hat.
Four weeks to go