Monday, 20 December 2010

Got my camera back

I have my camera back, they managed to repair it and it seem to work well again. It's supposed to be a rugged all terrain, shockproof, waterproof and down to -10ÂșC camera, so how I broke it I don't know. The information that came back with it said they had replaced the shutter button and given the camera a clean and tested it. It takes a good clear picture underwater and I was just getting used to it before it broke. I think it'll be a while before I get back in the lido with it, even if I do manage to get in the water myself it's a bit too cold for taking snaps

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Red sea shark

The Sharm el Shark attacks have been the big news of the week, the last one being fatal. It's tragic but very rare for shark attacks especially in the Gulf of Aqaba, you're much more likely to be injured on your taxi transfer from the airport. Swimtrek don't have another trip to Dahab until the beginning of February, if I was offered another trip I'd say yes right away.
This was going to be a visual blog but my camera is being fixed and the weather has been so cold I haven't even ben up to the Lido. Work is crazily busy and there have been a few parties to recover from. Two visits to the Queen Mother sports centre was pretty good going, 100 lengths a visit is only five km total but I'm getting back into a better pool rhythm and enjoying it a bit more. I miss the gossip and sauna of Tooting.

Saturday, 4 December 2010


Not a good week for swimming. First I was unwell and then the snow came and it has been bitterly cold. Managed to swim indoors a couple of times during the week at the Queen Mother Sports Centre, it's strange trying to swim a 25 metre length and the lanes are so narrow and crowded, Friday was better than Tuesday, I might try a lunch time swim to see if it's any better.
I hope to cycle up to the Lido tomorrow, but it's been so cold with ice on the pool that I don't know if I can get in. In fact with the snow and ice on the roads I haven't even cycled much this week.