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Splish Splash


Camy

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I went swimming today: In the sea, and it happened like this.

M and I have been taking daily walks. He thinks he's overweight, and he is a little bit - though I wouldn't ever tell him. He's gone on the Atkins diet, which, to cut a very long load of bollocks short, is a royal pain. I eat what I want, but can't do it in front of him as he starts drooling like Homer Simpson. He, on the other hand, can't eat any carbohydrates at all. None. It's a pain.

So in the afternoons we go for a walk. Today, as it was blazingly hot, we were on the beach. We'd walked for miles (seemingly) trying to find a spot without other people, and finally found one. I was wearing shorts, threw off my shirt and after a bit of wincing - 'cause the pebbles were sharp and the water cold - went and wallowed. 'twas most excellent!

On the way back we were walking by a row of beach huts, and there, sunning himself, sat a friend who offered us tea. A cold drink would have been just peachy, but no, a cup of hot tea is what we got. Only in England. :wink:

All in all a good day. :wink:

I can't wait to get him jogging! :wink:

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Swimming in the sea is just so much better than a swimming pool. Unfortunately my bit of sea is brown and muddy, and everyone who swims in it comes out with a sore throat. There's an industrial outflow up the coast from here. I have a rule - I only swim if I can see my feet through the water. Here you can't see your midriff, let alone your feet. So go on, gloat about your lovely blue clean water. See if I care...And what's this about bumping into a friend on the beach and being offered tea? How cool is that?! His beach hut has mains power? Or was it out of a flask? I hate tea from a flask...Bruin :icon12:

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Swimming in the sea is just so much better than a swimming pool. Unfortunately my bit of sea is brown and muddy, and everyone who swims in it comes out with a sore throat. There's an industrial outflow up the coast from here. I have a rule - I only swim if I can see my feet through the water. Here you can't see your midriff, let alone your feet. So go on, gloat about your lovely blue clean water. See if I care...And what's this about bumping into a friend on the beach and being offered tea? How cool is that?! His beach hut has mains power? Or was it out of a flask? I hate tea from a flask...Bruin :icon12:
There is an outfall, but I swam up tide of it. To be truthful I couldn't see my feet - except when I was floating on my back. ;) In rough weather kite surfers take over the place, and that is something I'd love to try ... though knowing me I'd end up in France.As to tea from a flask, it is awful! The beach hut was powerless, but wise man he was: he had a camping gas stove.
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Loads of bollocks, royal painsBlazing hot walks on the beachWincing and wallowing, icy waterHot tea with a friend after.England in the summer.C
:icon12: How wonderfully apposite and Parker!Ta muchly, Cole.
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Now look what you darned ocean swimmers have done. You've made me write another Flash Fiction. I've submitted it to CW, but of course have no idea if it will be accepted nor when it might be posted.

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Ah, the Atkins diet. Or is it The Atkins Diet ™. or possibly The Most Remarkable Dietry Plan of Doctor Robert Atkins, For The Reduction of Corpulence For The Non-CarboHydrate Consuming Gentleman.Anyway, it is indeed a pain in the rear end, and not just 'cos it causes constipation. Mother and me were on it for a week together - a week of feeling ill, being irritable, and not losing and weight after the first three days. Now I know what it's like to have the same headache for a whole week.It sounds like a lovely day out. I could do the same things myself - having an overweight friend, a beach with sharp pebbles, and a flask for tea. But I won't 'cos there's also rain clouds a sewage outlet near the pier. Also very British.Oh well, Where's this fiction about flashing on the beach?

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Why not in the flash section of AD, you ask? Well, two reasons, neither of which is 100% logical. The stories are not in any way, shape, or form sexual or sexual orientation related, and therefore easily meets the CW requirement of nothing explicit, because in these cases there aren't just not explicit, but aren't even implicit. The other reason is that I'd like to encourage more people to visit CW and see some of the nice content thay have available there, and posting it in both CW and AD rather defeats that, don't you think? Anyway, that was my reasoning, as faulty as it might be.

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