A lovely piece — beautifully written. Thank you.
I totally understand the need to connect with weather, water, temperature and the sky. Especially as a city dweller. I love rain, snow and the cold too — why would you live in the UK if you didn’t?
I wish I could swim as you do though, wish I had your strength and resilience. I love to paddle though. The social role that lidos play in cities is rare and wonderful. Long may your love affair with them last.