Great swim in the bay at Carnish this morning with Lewis, Max, Stacey and Antoinette. Duckman was saying anything from 7.3 down to 6.2 degrees nearer the river. 300 metres @ 8 minutes for me. Bit of a water splash on the camera spoiling a few pics...Check out what Lewis is training for: https://lewispughfoundation.org/east-antarctica-2020/
There was a Tweed for Speed this morning over in Carnish as was out swimming with Lewis Pugh (United Nations Patron of the Oceans) and his training partner Max Holloway. Was great to also meet their wives, Antoinette & Stacey who joined in with some sea swimming. Was nice and sheltered with the odd fun wave to play in, nothing to worry about with local knowledge. Duckman was saying 8.1 degrees. 500 Metres @ 10 minutes for me. Thanks also to the kind folk who returned my camera to me as had dropped it. Check out what Lewis is here to train for: https://lewispughfoundation.org/east-antarctica-2020/
There was Tweed on the (River) Creed this morning, as I was out for a swim with Ed at the mouth of the river. Duckman was saying 8.5 on one side and 6 degrees on the fresh water side. Great choice of location by Ed. Definitely be back for more. Plenty of odd looks from folk out walking round the castle grounds. 250metres @ 9minutes
Headed down to Coll Beach with brother Duncan this afternoon for a quick dip in the sea. Duckman was saying about 7 degrees. Nice fresh wind chill, which felt great in the Tweedo's. Played about in the waves for a bit. 300metres @ 9minutes.
Good way to spend Christmas eve with a swim in your Tweedo's at Giordail beach, Tolsta. Thanks to Malcolm, Sarah & Rob for the company. We saw an Otter entering the water before we got in. There's some stunning coastal swimming to be had here. Duckman was saying 9 degrees average. 800metres @ 25 mins
Fab friday togs swim in Loch Orasaigh this morning. Man it felt cold on the hands and feet at 4.6 degrees, according to Duckman. Managed 270metres @ about 7 minutes...Beautiful place to swim, just don't pee in it as it's the Loch that supplies water to our house....Oh and heed the warning sign too...
A wee Saturday morning dip in Loch Bhatandip (it even has a beach on it). My first time in any water under 5 degrees..Was more a dunk and go, lol. Loch 3.6 degrees, Air 1 degree...Moor was frosty underfoot. Smashing day for it though..
A Heb Sea Swimmer on tour. Thanks to the 'Rowing the Minch for MS' Tam for the invite to the party last night. They've raised a whopping 30k so far. Met some amazing folk. Thanks to Kathryn for sorting out the accommodation and for Jonathan and Rebekah for putting us up. Had a fantastic time with friends Tall Col and Wendy, getting both my Polar Bear Challenges in on the 1st December. The 1st was on the dark side of the broom (600m@firstname.lastname@example.org degrees) and 2nd on the light side of the broom (400m@email@example.com degrees). Thanks to Alex for showing us her amazing swim spot and getting in for a dip with us. Always great to meet like minded people. 01.12.2019
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