Thursday, 19 May 2016

Baignade Interdite

This inlet in the River Claise at Martizay must once have been their public swimming pool. Preuilly had something similar in the 1960s. Martizay's is no longer maintained and swimming there is forbidden. Preuilly's has disappeared entirely, filled in to make way for tennis courts and the swimming pool upgraded to a smart new concrete and tile affair still in use today.

'Bathing Forbidden. The local authority declines all responsibility in the case of accidents.'

I think it is unlikely they'll have too much of a problem with rogue swimmers given the state of the pool and the depth (or lack) of the water...