It was a cold and windy start to the new year. We decided have a walk around Old Portsmouth where the view across the Solent was pretty unappealing, low visibility and the strong south westerly wind making it decidedly chilly.
This lone yacht was entering Portsmouth against the strong ebb kicked up by the wind over tide. You can imagine the recent conversation "lets go away on the boat for new year, it'll be great fun, heater on, warm and cosy..."
Further along the Camber the serious drinkers were queuing outside, waiting for the Still and West to open.
The air temperature was about 9 degrees C which is about the same as the sea temperature at this time of year which didn't seem to be a problem for this lone swimmer who apparently swims every day.
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