Change of Location Following feedback on trips to Dunwich in recent years we decided to suggest Felixstowe instead of Dunwich for 2016.
We felt that the benefits were:
Relatively safer swimming at all states of the tide
Easier, quicker access by car from Cambridge with easy parking
Accessible by public transport from Cambridge
Numerous cafes for lunch and afternoon cakes
Plenty of shelter if needed
Possibly a beach hut as a base – thanks to Seamus
On Sunday 9th October, in a break with tradition, we visited Felixstowe for our annual Autumn swim in the sea.
The day proved to be a great success and started well with bright sunshine although there was a heavy rain shower just as most of were changing after swimming – never mind, the sun soon reappeared and some even returned to the sea later in the day!
The result was a very enjoyable day out, with around 27 people attending and many positive comments.
Traditionally the Friends of Jesus Green Pool have made an end of season trip to Dunwich for a sea swim, fish and chips and a beach walk. This is usually on the second Sunday of October – Oct. 11th this year.
Date and details to be confirmed – look out for posters at the pool. An email will be sent for those on the list – you can sign up for the list in the panel to the right of this message.
Little St Mary’s Parish Centre, Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1QG (next to Peterhouse).
The venue is the same as last year. Enter via the gate on Trumpington St or via Little St Mary’s Lane. As you enter the north porch of the church, the entrance to the Parish Centre is facing you. We shall put a notice on the door. Do not be put off by the scaffolding around the church! Please bring food and drink to share as usual.
We have just heard that the triathlon event using the pool, scheduled for 28th Sept, has been cancelled. This was a factor in keeping the pool open, albeit on reduced hours, until the 28th. Nothing on the Better (GLL) website yet but hearing from Friends may make the difference between a 14th or 28th closing date. They have a contact form at: