Tuesday, 5 July 2011
The 2011 Challenge, day 14: Inverurie to Balmedie (12)
The beaches North of Aberdeen are amazing - I really don't know why more Challengers don't aim to finish up here - and I had this one to myself. Acres and acres of amazing golden sand, all totally deserted.
It just had to be done, didn't it?
I took some clothes off (I'll leave you to ponder how many, and which) and ran out into the sea. It wasn't quite as cold as I'd imagined, and I stayed in the waves a while. However, I'm not a strong swimmer and I was entirely alone, so I did not go too far out. Thigh-deep, with the occasional wave almost to my waist, was about as far as I was prepared to push it.
As I returned across the strand, a vicious wind blew along the beach, and my bare legs received a thorough sandblasting.
But I didn't care. For I had finished!