Marine Lake Swimmers

All hail the early bathers
Swimwear on before the dawn
Then entering the water
As autumn day is born
Mirrored surface broken
As cross the lake they power
Immune they to the coldness
At this the waking hour
They say it’s warmer in there
Than standing on the brink
But some are made for swimming
While others merely sink.

PETER GIBBS, September 2017

Writing on the Lake

Writing on the Lake: an anthology of poetry and prose inspired by Clevedon Marine Lake

Writing on the Lake was published by the Clevedon Community Press in April 2016 in collaboration with Marlens. It is a celebration of the lake, inspired by the lake. Thirty-three local people share their vivid memories and imaginations and feelings about this amazing place.

£4.95 from Clevedon Community Bookshop