Final swim of the year 2016 at Coll Beach this morning. Duckman was saying a very mild 9.4 degrees. Just the 1 inquisitive seal today. 2.8k @ 55 mins.
Annual Dementia Dip at Gress Beach today. Well done to Donna and everyone else who took part. Thanks to the Coastguards for looking after us all. Duckman was saying 7.5 degrees average. Wind was blowing a hoolie due to Storm Conor still hanging around.
Sea was flat calm for most of the swim at Coll beach today. Much thanks to Stuart Baird for staying out for the 2 laps with me. Duckman was saying 9.1-9.6 degrees today during our 4.8k swim
Flat calm and tide in too, what more can you ask for, apart from warmth. Thanks to Mark Doug for the company. New PB for non wetsuit swimming with sea temp at 8.5 degrees (air 4 degrees) as confirmed by Duckman.
Giordail Beach, Tolsta. Cracking swim spot and was flat calm today. Thanks to Joseph for paddling. Duckman was saying a tropical 10.9 degrees. Found a golf ball while swimming towards the shore. A balmy 9 degrees on land.
Good to get back in swimming again after having man flu. 9.5 in the sea, 3 on land. Least there wasn't the northerly chill this time, though I still shivered all the way home :) Had the Garmin on my wrist this time rather than on the tow float
Good 2.5k swim with Ed this morning. We got wiped out a few times on the way up and way back. Thanks to Joseph for keeping an eye out from the beach.3 seals this time. Duckman was saying 10.2 average. The northerly wind fairly showed it's bite when we
Cracking way to start November with an early morning dip down at Coll Beach. Just me, 1 seal and some birds, oh yes and Duckman too. He's no camera shy, as he was saying 10.4 degrees on average.
With the clocks going back, had time for a pre work 2.5k swim this morning. Duckman was saying 11.2 degrees average. Only 1 seal for company this time
Another great adventure swim, this time 5.6k in Loch Seaforth. Thanks to Michael Sullivan for organising it and to Jayne for kayaking alongside Mike, Stuart and myself. Duckman was saying anything from 10 degrees to 11.5 degrees. Cracking day
Photo's from today's adventure swim over in Uig with Mike, Stuart & Angus. Thanks to Mike for organising this fantastic swim. Looking foward to the video of me getting stuck in the Eddy. Duckman was saying about 12.5 degrees average.
Could tell it was going to be an interesting swim before I got in, as my towel was blown out of the boot of the car when I was getting ready. 5k swim. Duckman was saying 11.5 degrees average, think he's got motion sickness now.
Just had time for a pre work swim at Coll beach this morning. At one point it was like a scene from the Birds. Love it when the sun shines through the water. Duckman was saying 11 degrees average. Shiver me timbers.
Cracking morning for a swim at the beach. Managed 6.7k in 2hrs 15mins non wetsuit. Duckman was saying 11.3 degrees average, which is down about 2 degrees. Happy October
Don't be deceived by the sunshine, the current was pretty strong today. Still, managed to get slightly over 5k done. New PB for non-wetsuit distance and time. Duckman was saying 13.5 degrees average.
Sea was a bit more choppy today. Still, I plodded along against the waves. Only noticed 2 seals today, loads of small fish. Duckman was saying 13 degrees average
Swimming with the fishes & seals this morning. Pretty flat calm again. Duckman was saying 13 degrees average
Nice change this morning, water was a lot clearer than yesterday. New PB for time and distance without wetsuit, working towards 5k though would to attempt that at a weekend or in an evening. Duckman was saying 13 degrees average
Water was very dark at Coll this morning. Some small dead fish on the beach didn't deter me from going swimming, nor the seal watching me, or the crabs on the sea bed.Managed over the hour and still keeping over 3k. Duckman was saying 12.5-13 degrees.
Had time for 3k without a wetsuit this morning, which is a new pb for me. Smalll steps. Duckman was saying 14 degrees average. Will see how long I can last when the temperature starts dropping
Decided to leave the wetsuit in the camper and did a lap of Coll Beach. Duckman was saying 14 degrees average. Nice and refreshing.
5k swim this morning before work. Bit of a walk to the sea but was worth it. Thanks to Angus for the company. Duckman was saying 14 degrees on average.
I completed a 10.5 mile solo swim from Lemreway (South Lochs) to the Shiant Isles, whilst Ed, Stuart, Angus and Mark Doug did 2 sets of relays. Thanks to PJ, Mike, Tim and Dave for kayaking & Joe and Colin from Sea Lewis for boat support. 5 hours 20mins
Had time to get a 5k swim done before work this morning, swimming with Ed & Mark Doug. Duckman was saying a copacabana 14.5 degrees.
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