Great swim at the Ui Church this morning with the odd wave bouncing us along as we swam across them. A nice wind chill too certainly wakes you up. A further 500 metres towards my Polar Bear Artic Challenge, bringing my monthly total to 3.1k so far. That's me over the line for December now.
Cracking swim with Jo and Seumas at the Ui Church end of the Braighe this morning. Spring tides made for an interesting swim as we knew it would. Fantastic way to start the day and with good company too. 700 metres towards my artic polar bear challenge, bringing the monthly total to 2600 metres so far.
Quick skins swim before work this morning down at Swordale bay 400 metres towards my artic challenge, 1900metres for the month so far.
Even a flat tyre on my car didn't stop us swimming today. Quick change of wheel, before getting in the sea for a quick swim with Jo and Seumas then it was off to the garage. Have to say that the sea felt so much warmer than the river creed did last Saturday. 400metres towards my Polar Bear Artic Challenge, bringing my monthly total to 1500metres so far.
Fantastic swim at the mouth of the river creed this morning but by jove it was chilly on the fresh water side with the recent ice melt. A nice push from the river on the way out. The walk back to the cars fairly warms you up. Good times with great company. 600 metres towards my Polar Bear Artic Challenge, bringing my December total to 1100 metres so far.
Ui Church Swim with Jo and Seumas this morning. Wind chill was something else up at the cars. Good times and 500m towards my Polar Bear Artic Challenge.
Season finale swim camp outing for me in 2020. A short 500m swim across to Seaforth Island and a bog slog round the side before dropping my Lomo bag to get a quick peak down Loch Seaforth out to the Minch, before ascending to the summit of Seaforth Island (8425th highest peak in Scotland, 14177th highest in the British Isles) and pitched my tent just down from it, to shelter from the wind. Half of the island is on Lewis, half is on Harris. Think there was disputes back in the day as to who it actually belonged to. Beautiful place and stunning views all around. Saw 4 eagles, 3 (possible) moorhens, 1 deer, loads of sea urchins and 1 starfish. Will be back for sure.
Cracking swim at the mouth of the river creed with Jo today. Fresh water from the river making it feel cold till you hit the salt water further out. Need to get a new Duckman. 2 laps round the island and a fair few looks from passerby's.....600 metres towards the Polar Bear Challenge, making it 5.3k for the month.
Good swim at the Ui Church this morning with Jo & Catherine. Party tow float was on the go. 400metres, bringing my polar bear challenge total for November so far to 4.7k.
Bayble beach not failing to disappoint again with a rich variety of colours and wildlife this morning. Sea temp was about 11 degrees, air 7 but with a bit of a biting wind chill. Great swim with great company. 500metres towards PBC, 4.3k total so far for November.
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