At last the sun had come out and the temperature was in double figures. Me and P set out for a run round Aberlady bay etc. with the possibility of a swim with Amanda afterwards. We couldn't get hold of Amanda so set off anyway. The running was no great shakes, but the being out on a sunny day was great. Only 3 weeks ago we'd done our Siberian Spring run with 3 layers on top and ice blowing with the wind.
We detoured out to the mini-subs and over rocks, extending the distance a bit to 11 miles back into Gullane. As we turned back onto the road from Archerfields I saw a white van and suspected it was Amanda and Scott's adventure wagon. When we got into Gullane Amanda was already wet-suited up and waiting for us. I had peaked too soon and was now hungry and tired and bowed out. Peter, who earlier had been sceptical, went for it.
It was warmer today but it wasn't that warm. Alison and I froze just watching the swimmers from the beach.
That's an early season fail for me in our ambitions to swim Gullane bay by the end of the summer...