Fantastic afternoon for an Introduction to Open Water Swimming session at Coll beach with Lauren, Sarah, Christopher, Fleming and Gillian. The sun was out and glancing through the sea onto the sand below the surface. Love seeing kids enjoying the open water safely and we all had fun catching waves on the way back in. Duckman was saying 14.5 degrees on average. Click here for website details: SurfLewis & Harris - Open Water Swimming
A great afternoon of coastal swimming at traigh mhor (Tolsta) with Stuart & Ed. Sea was a tad too choppy for exploration of the caves and even the arch was not suitable for swimming through. You have to know when to say no. We did get through between the sea stacks for some further exploring on the other side. I was testing out the knuckleduster camera attachment that my brother Duncan made on his 3D printer. It worked really well with the lanyard. Duckman was saying 13.4 degrees on average. Good laugh in the surf coming back in to shore. So much to see and do there. Definitely be back for more coastal swim fun...
Superb evening for a coastal swim at Garrabost with Stuart & Ed, starting off from the old slipway and working our way around some of the coast between rocks and through the arch. Some place for exploring. Loads of jellyfish though. Duckman was saying 14.4 degrees on average. We'll be back again for more...Check out the video on the right hand side.
Great intro to open water swimming session with Andrea & Scott at Swordale bay this afternoon. Nice and sheltered from the Northerly wind. Plenty to see below the surface and we even saw a couple of seals too. Duckman was saying 14.2 degrees.
A morning for double dipping starting with a skins swim with Ed at the Braighe in some good waves followed by a wetsuit swim with Joseph at Holm, which was a lot calmer. Duckman was saying 15.4 degrees at the Braighe and 14.4 degrees at Holm. Some difference in the conditions....
Wild Swimming with Phil down in Tolsta. A wetsuit swim around and into the caves at Gary beach followed by a visit to my favourite beach (Giordail) for some skins swimming, the sea is just so clear there. Duckman was saying 14.8 degrees (Gary) & 15.8 degrees (Giordail). Think Phil will be back for some more :) as will I.....Click here for website details: SurfLewis & Harris - Open Water Swimming
Great way to start the day off, with a swim in the sea. Mill-pond conditions with a grey mist coming and going. Nice to meet up with Ayla for a breast stroke swim along to the river and back. Duckman was saying 15.3 degrees which is amazing for 6am. Last swim of July 2019.
Photo's (courtesy of Colin Cameron Photography & Scott Davidson) from this year's Hebridean Triathlon that I help organise on the West Side of Lewis. Well done to everyone who took part and thanks to all the helpers who made it a safe and smooth event...No thanks to the midges and rain...Was also great to see some of the people that I have coached taking part, with one of them remarking that the swim was their favourite section of the race. This year I was helping out with the time keeping. Was interesting to see the Triathlon from a spectators point of view.....
Due to the warm temps we've been having, just had to get back in the sea again for another swim, no wetsuit this time. Millpond conditions. Duckman was saying 13.8 degrees. Plenty of crabs on the go as usual and 1 lion's mane. 5k @ 1hr35mins. Great way to start the day with a swim before work.....
Great way to kick off the day with a swim at Coll beach alongside Stewart, Mhairi and Chris. Duckman was saying 13.7 degrees. Good visibility, no jellyfish but plenty of crabs. 1 lap done. Good times...We were hearing thunder from over Point way on exiting the water. Mhairi & Chris said that they had seen lightning over Tiumpan Head lighthouse as they had been getting out ahead of Stewart and myself.
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