I love water! When I saw that there was a river close to the castle, I got it into my head that I wanted to go for a swim. The daughter of the house clearly thought I was nuts, but kindly showed me a lovely bend in the river at the bottom of one of the fields on our morning walk. To give you an idea of the weather, check out the layers I was wearing before the skinny dip (not even the dogs would join me...):
The complicated undressing in the mud was well worth it though. Betting I will be sleeping well tonight.