Fantastic walk down to Sialabhig Mor with Donna & Ciara. A beautiful beach in the middle of nowhere. Had to have a wee swim too. Duckman was saying a more than tropical 17.4 degrees on average.
Nice coastal walk with Joseph & Loki this afternoon. Investigating new swim spots & will be back there for sure for a dook at Shulishader. Steps down/up (even on a dry day) need care & attention when walking on. Nice caves & Stunning scenery..
Wee swim over at the Heb Tri loch this evening. Got totally blinded by the sun on the way back and ended up at the wrong bay, lol. Duckman was saying 13.5 degrees. 1.83km @ 34mins
A beautiful beach for surfers but not advisable for swimmers, on the West Side of Lewis lies Dalmore Beach. In a recent article in the Scotsman Newspaper (https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/travel/best-places-to-go-wild-swimming-scotland-1-4754924), written by Robert Hamilton, who obviously did not research the area properly or approach the local Hebridean Sea Swimmers Group for advice on where to swim. Mr Hamilton recommends that people swim at Dalmore beach, where a Danger sign warning of strong under currents is nailed to the gate, visible for all to see . It is a beautiful beach, only 30 minutes from the main port of Stornoway, though as founder of the Hebridean Sea Swimmers group, it’s not somewhere I would recommend to people for swimming due to the (noted) strong under currents. I mean, how could you sleep if something happened to someone here? I would recommend beaches like Coll, Gress, Ghioradail, Traigh Mhor, Riof, Mealista, Hushinish, Mealista, Horgabost, Seilebost, Temple beach and they are just on Lewis & Harris. If anyone would like to join the Hebridean Sea Swimmers, you can find us on Facebook by searching for the group…Swim safe and Never alone..
Great swim at Garry beach today with Colin. Also met Alasdair & Kathryn there too. Alasdair came with us for a swim through the sea stack cave. Colin and myself went for a wee bit of coastal swimming. Duckman was saying 10.5 degrees average.
Fantastic walk in the Harris hills with Colin, Stuart, Ep & Laura for a swim across Loch a Ghlinne, Loch Crabhadail, Loch na Cliofa, Caolas an Scarp and a wee dip at Hushinish beach. 8km walk & 7.24km swim overall. Duckman says 11.5-13.5 degrees.
Thanks to De Tha Dol for the articles on the Little Minch Swim, in their Harris Community Newsletter.
Sea was like a millpond this morning. Nice and toasty too, though it was pretty manky up past the river towards the caravan park with lots of floaters..Duckman was saying a balmy 13.4 degrees average. 5.03km @ 1hr45mins
Photo's from the Little Minch Swim. Waternish Point (Skye) to Rodel (Harris). 11 hours of swimming & feeding. 17.5 miles distance. Duckman was saying 10.1 degrees average...
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