Had a great day in the North Yorkshire Dales yesterday taking photographs of the annual Dip in the Dales fundraiser for the Sue Ryder hospice, Wheatfields. For those of you who don't know, Sue Ryder is a charity which runs several hospices in Yorkshire, for people with a serious or life limiting illness. There's one called Manorlands right here in Sunny Oxenhope, home of ickledot. The exact location for the mile-long sponsored swim was Semmerwater near Aysgarth. Although conditions varied throughout the swim - calm, choppy, occasional sunshine, periods of driving rain - everyone who took part, young and older, was able to finish, most of them wearing a winning smile that comes with such a significant achievement.