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A Little Secret
Shall I tell you a little secret? I’m sure that since you’re reading an outdoor blog, you already know it, but just in case you don’t, here goes… You can have a lot of fun in ‘bad weather’, or to be more precise, you can have a lot of fun in what other people call ‘bad weather’.
You see, lots of people stay at home in ‘bad weather’, and this leaves the hills, crags, and beaches empty for those of us who don’t mind getting a little bit wet or a little bit wind-blown.
We’re fortunate to have an outdoor pool near us. If you’ve never swum in an outdoor pool, then you really should try it. It’s so much better than swimming indoors: the sun sparkles on the water, there’s no smell of chlorine, and you get the sense of freedom that comes with being able to look up at the sky. And, if you get the place to yourself, it’s even better…
This weekend, the weather forecast was a bit dodgy, and we had the whole pool to ourselves – all 25 metres of it! And we even had a bit of sunshine! We splashed around, played at being sharks and crocodiles, and chased our shadows on the bottom.
Now, I’m not suggesting that you aim to go out in weather that’s truly awful or when the conditions are downright dangerous. It’s just that there’s a lot to be said for going out when it’s “a bit wet” or “a bit chilly”, especially if you’re the sort of person who likes having things to yourself. Who knows? You might have a lot of fun!