Superb swim down at the braighe this morning with Lucy and Malcolm. Had fun at the reef going under the arches, spotting wee fish and watching 2 crabs that were up to no good. Duckman was saying a toasty 14.6 degrees.
A swim over from Reef beach in Uig to the island of Vacsay for an overnight camp took about 30 minutes while keeping an eye out for other water users. I'd never been here before and with stunning scenery along with so much to explore, I'll definitely be back again. Midge's dampened the fun but it is summertime in Scotland so it's to be expected. Photo's aren't in order btw.
Great swim at the Ui Church side of the Braighe this morning with visiting swimmer Sarah and Malcolm. The cat looked after our kit while we headed over to the reef. Plenty of wildlife above and below. Malcolm borrowed my camera for the underwater video footage. Duckman was saying 12.9 degrees.
Midweek early bird session down at the Braighe with Mairi and Malcolm today. The Ui church is always atmospheric as a backdrop as we swam over to the reef before returning to base. The sea was very clear and calm as you can see from the photo's. Duckman was saying 13.1 degrees.
Thanks to Jamie for encouraging us to go out swimming this morning. Headed to the broadbay side of the braighe, with duckman saying a roasty toasty 12.8 degrees. Fantastic way to start the day with Jamie, Mairi and Malcolm.
Great to get a double dip in today, firstly at 0630 at the Braighe with Jamie, Mairi & Malcolm. Then after work, over at Shawbost with Anna. Duckman was saying anything from 11.4 in the morning to 13.4 in the afternoon.
Thanks to Chris for the invite to do some coastal swimming this evening. What a spot it is, the colour of the water is just amazing. Duckman was saying 13 degrees average.
Swim camping over on the island of Flodaigh, which lies off Bosta beach on Great Bernera. Flodaigh is teaming with wildlife on it and around it above and below sea level. I was swimming with seals on the way into the bay, watching gannets diving, had 2 geese sitting near my camp, had a dolphin or porpoise swim under me on the way back. I set up camp facing out towards Bearasaigh and old hill. Bearasaigh is where pirate Neil Macleod was based. Click here for more information about him.
Thursday pre work swim with Mairi on the minch side of the braighe. The sea was like silk but had a nice wee bump to it. Plenty of wildlife on the go, above and below, which included a big shoal of sand eels. Duckman was saying a tropical 12.9 degrees.
Great swim with Malcolm this morning at the braighe. Very fresh in the shallows at 10.3 degrees. Felt warmer further out. Anyone lost a teddy?
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