This morning I am flying to Budapest ahead of the weekend’s Balaton-átúszás: the annual swimming race across Lake Balaton. It’s about 5km and my wife, Laura, is taking part. Apparently the water is positively balmy at the moment.
Sadly, my shoulder is still a long way from front crawling after an operation in February (part of the reason we haven’t been able to continue any further along the Thames so far this year) so there’s no fear of me embarrassing her by achieving hypothermia despite the weather.
Thanks to Mate on Flickr for the photograph