The Guardian | Escape from Alcatraz – with nothing but a wetsuit

     May 28, 2015

    Heading to California in April, I asked friends for recommendations for San Francisco. I was expecting restaurant and sightseeing suggestions, not a prison escape. My friends clearly know me too well. I sent off a couple of website enquiries to see if a small group might want an extra person, and went back to considering the restaurants. Two days later, a company got in touch: Water World Swim. Their monthly group swim coincided with the weekend I was there. And what’s a holiday without a bit of escapism?

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