Wild Swimming at Claverton Weir

Last week was a crazy busy week, busy with work and busy with social engagements. I was non stop and most of the week I couldn’t keep up with what day it was. I don’t think I am cut out for the work hard, play hard philosophy. I think I’m more of a work hard, play a little, get a lot of down time kinda gal!

Wild Swimming at Claverton Weir Mermaid Gossip

As I was working with the photo booth on Saturday, I decided early on Saturday morning that I was going to do nothing for the day. I didn’t even feel guilty that I should have been doing something productive, I didn’t even go to the carboot. I enjoyed the sunshine in the garden all morning until Brad came home and we decided to take the dogs out for a walk along the river and stop in to Beeses for some lunch and a cider. It was very relaxing and just what I needed to catch up with the whirlwind that is my life!

Wild Swimming at Claverton Weir Mermaid Gossip

I had fully expected the weather to be grey and drizzly on Sunday so I hadn’t planned any thing in particular, I was just going to potter around the house. So when we woke up to glorious sunshine we decided to get out and make the most of it. Some friends had told us about Claverton Weir a few weeks back and I had wanted to see it for myself ever since. It was so warm whilst we were sat in the garden that I decided wild swimming was the answer and to go explore the countryside.

Wild Swimming at Claverton Weir Mermaid Gossip

We had expected it to be pretty busy and although there were quite a few people sat around the natural weir in the field enjoying BBQs, we walked across the weir to a quiet spot. It was absolutely gorgeous, the water was so clear, you could see the bottom and all the little fish’s swimming around. I was so nervous about dropping my camera in the water, and so focused on getting some shots for my short film below, that I completely over looked taking any photos whilst we were there. I’d love to go back again with a waterproof camera. It would be pretty amazing to do a photo shoot there too. Any togs out there that fancy getting creative?!




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2 thoughts on “Wild Swimming at Claverton Weir

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    Lyzi - July 21, 2015

    Ahhhh it looks awesome! I wanna go! Was it freezing? Love the last shot of Brad & Logan too – one man and his wolf.


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      admin - July 21, 2015

      Haha squee I know I love that shot of them two!! It wasn’t *that* cold but cold enough! I was being a girl about the fish, I think def best to wear jelly shoes so you can stand on the rocks better! We should go!

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