Water, water everywhere.
Water is my friend
And it is near water or in water when I feel my most relaxed.
My most chilled...
Or my most chilly!
I am a waterbaby.
I learnt to swim in the outdoor pool at North Berwick one cold and wet summer - I was literally thrown in at the deep end. The pool always felt warmer in the rain: perhaps that's were my love of outdoor swimming began...
One of my most memorable swims was getting in to Loch Katrine last summer with a group of Wild Swimmers. The water took my breath away it was so cold but it was the scenery that truly stole my breath away that day. There I was amidst nature as it was intended - raw and real and beautiful. We swam a mile that day, against the wind on the way out and on adrenaline on the way home. I lay on my back at times, gazing at the clouds, taking in the hills and I was so content with the world in that instant.
Water is my friend - this is how I like to chill out.
(Maybe that's why I am planning to raise money for some of our favourite charities by organising an outdoor swimathon - but more about that later...)
So, how do you "chill out"?
Take a look at everyone else's over at The Gallery today...
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The Gallery - Chilled Out