I organisePhoto's from the 'not' St Kilda Swim trip 29th June -5th July 2019. Due to the poor sea conditions it was too unsafe to make an attempt to get to Kilda on this trip. We all had fun swim-exploring the islands that we could get to though. Great times with a superb bunch of like minded people from the UK, Ireland and Switzerand. Hope to meet up with you all again soon for a swim sometime....I organise these swim trips yearly, if you would like to come on one please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Island Cruising Website by clicking here
Intro to Open water swim session at Coll beach tonight with Margaret. Good times in the water. Thanks for being our first booking, hope you enjoyed it and gained some open water confidence and skills. Click here for the SurfLewis & Harris website link
Nice sprint swim with Doug this morning at Coll beach. On the second leg Doug swam to Cape Wrath and back while still finishing ahead of me,lol. He's a speed demon. I even forgot to check the temp with Duckman. Sea was like a millpond.
A wee pootle about in my trunks at Holm this morning before work. So much going on there, above and below the sea, I'll definitely be back for more. Duckman was saying 10.2 degrees.
Great wild swim adventure in a river today over a couple of pools. Thanks to Donna for taking the photo's. What a laugh :) Duckman was saying 16.9 degrees (checked twice). Worth going to for a waterfall massage...Even saw a fish...Will be back again for more...
Summer Solstice skins swim with Martha at the Braighe. Beautiful morning for it and a nice way to start off the longest day. Duckman was saying 10.2 degrees. Stayed in for about 15 minutes of pottering about.
Nice way to kick off the day with a splash down in the sea at Coll beach. No agenda other than having a chilled out swim in me trunks for 15 minutes..it's great...Duckman was saying 9.9 degrees average. Saw a couple of crabs...
Joseph and myself took Lottie & Sara on a road trip to Harris to show them some of the amazing swim spots on offer. Went to Hushinish, Luskentrye and Horgabost. Crystal clear waters and beautiful scenery. What a day! Duckman was saying 10.7 at Hushinish, 12.5 at Luskentyre and 12 at Horgabost....
Had the delight to show off some of our beautiful beaches on the Isle of Lewis to visiting swimmers Lottie & Sara who are up from the Lake District. We had dooks at Bosta, Reef and Port Stoth as well as stopping at the Stones, the Broch and the Butt of Lewis...Duckman was saying 10.7 degrees average. ·
Thanks to Alasdair Allan MSP for sending out a copy of the Motion that he recently raised in the Scottish Parliament about the Big Minch Swim. I like the fact he mentioned everyone involved in the event and what their job was to make it successful. Copies of the motion have been made and laminated (thanks Mum & Dad) and will be given to each person on the Team for a keepsake... https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/theminchswims
Photo's from the Big Minch Swim on the 10th & 11th June 2019. Duckman was saying 9-10 degrees, with plenty of colder pockets. Stacks of wildlife. 33 miles@21 hours and 1 minute. I want to say thank you so much to my beautiful wife Donna (support in chief and number 1 coach xx), Donald, Joseph, Brian, Nellie and Robert for supporting me along the way across the Big Minch Channel yesterday. Big respect to you all. Along with my Mum, Dad, family and friends and to everyone who has donated to fight the battle against Cancer. You guys are the best. People have been so generous and you've helped me smashed my 5k target by a huge amount.Thank you very much to you all. Am more than pleased to finally have the Big Minch Channel under my swim cap....
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Pre work 5k swim at Coll beach this morning. Bit of a slog on the way back against the incoming tide on each lap but it's a good workout for the shoulders. Saw about 6 crabs & 1 moonie jellyfish. The crab in the video was not flustered by me at all, lol. Duckman was saying 9.4 degrees. 5k@ 1hr51mins
Second full kit training swim of the weekend at Coll beach this morning. Saw a fish jump near the river. Plenty of small jellyfish. 1 crab. Duckman was saying 10 degrees average. 16k@5hrs50mins
Full kit training swim at Coll beach this morning. Nice current going and a wee bit of chop now and again. Duckman was saying 10 degrees average. Thanks to Martha for the company at the beginning. You're hardy in your cossie. Noticed plenty of moon jellyfish on my last lap. 16km@5hrs51mins.
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