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Wildswimmer Pete

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About Wildswimmer Pete

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  • Location
    Runcorn New Town 60m ASL
  • Interests
    Wild swimming, bare-skin winter swimming, vintage radio collecting and repair. Retired(supposedly)industrial electronics engineer available for part-time work. Experience of industrial chemistry and Hazchem trained. All round moaning old fart and officially a cyborg!
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    Sunny and blisteringly hot

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  1. Fine night with min 13.0C but of course come morning down comes the grey lid and believe it or not, more bloody rain although now experiencing a sunny interval. Otherwise 8/8 cloud. Current temp an uninspiring 16.0C. Just remembering the Supertramp track "It's raining again."
  2. I remember the summer of 1959, it was a cracking one. Christmas '59 was also remarkably mild.
  3. A half decent August day but for that dratted cloud and chilly breeze. Not sunbathing weather given the intermittent sun and chill.
  4. I wonder if that appalling toll is down to isolation and SAD?
  5. This glorious August day is now experiencing near-torrential rain @ 5.15pm.
  6. Monumentally vile August day. more like November. Overnight temp 13C, currently 14.7C, breezy and heavy rain. Yes, what passes for the British "summer" is already over.
  7. If that's you in your avatar then obviously you are young and can travel, given that you post from Canada and several towns in south England. To quote from my earlier post elsewhere: "Que? Easily just move abroad? Is it that really easy? OK for someone young with no established home. How about the elderly, or those with medical conditions? Given the current political climate how long will your EHIC card last? There's the distinct possibility that expat Brits could be deported from the Costas to the UK. Where would they able to buy or rent suitable accommodation given the chronic shortage of housing?" The prospects for me moving to anywhere outside the EU would be even worse. Canada wouldn't accept me as a.) I'm old and b.) have serious heart condition.
  8. The usual rain overnight now broken cloud and sunny intervals. Current temp. 19C which is definitely below par for a mid-August afternoon. Despite the temp. there is a chill in the strong breeze. Looks like Autumn is back over the next few days.
  9. Que? Easily just move abroad? Is it that really easy? OK for someone young with no established home. How about the elderly, or those with medical conditions? Given the current political climate how long will your EHIC card last? There's the distinct possibility that expat Brits could be deported from the Costas to the UK. Where would they able to buy or rent suitable accommodation given the chronic shortage of housing? Sadly I was pressured by family not to do I wanted - leave the lousy British climate behind for good. Now it's too late.
  10. Yet another wretched August day. Cold (just 15C), windy and heavy rain. That's all we see over the past few "summers": rain, rain and yet more *%$£" rain. I'm talking about the rain that falls during usual waking hours before someone starts quoting stats at me. Looks like August 2019 is rivalling August 1962, the nastiest August I can remember.
  11. I do as I don't like long pants. Also in winter I don't have to wash long pants because they a covered with mud etc. Legs are washed in the bath and easily dried. I do have an electrically heated jacket for cold weather.
  12. Sunny this afternoon but we still have that nagging cold breeze.
  13. Yet another cold. wet and dreary Autumn day. Overnight min10.7C, currently 13.7C. Just had to run the heating for an hour to take the chill off my place. This what we laughingly describe as "high Summer." I pity the schoolkids who have to take their holidays at home rather than in warmer, sunnier climes.
  14. I was going to post that "Autumn is already waiting in the wings" but that's now incorrect. Given the chilly night we had (min 10.9C) Autumn has now arrived. Already the standard pattern is being followed again. Cold night, cloud bubbling up at breakfast time with the current temp 14C and I'll bet the cloud melts away around 8pm to lead to another unseasonably cold night. This is supposed to be "high Summer". Indoor here 17C, a degree lower and I'll have to put on the heating as I'm not a spring chicken anymore and have a heart condition.
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