Wild Swimming in Civilised Splendour
Torquay Seafront at Night
There’s something about approaching the sea on a November evening, under wreaths of coloured lights. Low tide, cold concrete steps, chilled sand, water that feels warm as summer. We swam in the dark, a few stars twinkled above and the lights reflected in the water. Floating on my back my feet froze till I drew them back under the blanket of sea.