CCC141: The White Swan

Marilyn prided herself on her swimming abilities – twice she had swum St George’s Channel – so when Daphne down at the White Swan challenged her to swim Dickerson’s pond she treated it as a bit of a joke. “You can’t be serious!”

But Daphne was serious, and Marilyn accepted – though with a haughty flourish.

“What’s that disgusting smell and that scum?” Marilyn asked on the day.

“Oh, that?” Daphne made a gesture of irrelevance. “That’s just leakage from Dickerson’s piggery.”

The photos taken of the… non-event, along with a report, now grace the walls of the White Swan bar.

Note: The featured pond is at Brooke, in Norfolk, UK; the film on the water is only pollen

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30 Responses to CCC141: The White Swan

  1. Dale says:

    Haha! Love it. Methinks I would pass on swimming there, as well…

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  2. Brian Bixby says:

    We used to have a river flowing through my home town in Massachusetts that was so heavily polluted by paper mills upstream that you could tell which month it was by the specific shade of yellow, green, and brown in the river. It was said that if you fell in, you should seek immediate hospitalization.

    We did not swim there. Instead, we swam in a mill pond that had leeches.

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  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Reminds me of when they tried to swim the Murray River … unfortunately

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  4. nancyns384696 says:

    Hi Crispina. Here is my writing that was inspired by your photo:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Klf-_sNVssc96g4D-apO8JJ0qUstxgYKgQf-VPawzds/edit?usp=sharing

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  5. Judy says:

    Did I miss the white swan?

    Liked by 1 person

  6. GHLearner says:

    There goes the haughty florish. I love it. Great fun.

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