Had a quick social distancing swim after work today with Dolina and her dog Billy at the Ui Church end of the Braighe. Sea was looking nice and turquoise with the sun out. Duckman was saying 8 degrees. Good to feel the sand on the feet again.
I've been a swimmer all my life and over the last several years I've done many challenging open water swims for charity all around our Islands which include the Sound of Barra & the Sound of Harris and both the Little & the Big Minch Channels to name a few.
Having a real passion for open water swimming, I spend a lot of my spare time looking for and discovering amazing new swim spots around the Islands. I set up The Hebridean Sea Swimmers group in 2011 for all swimmers that live in or visit The Hebrides and it now has over 1000 members. I regularly meet up with visiting swimmers as I love to freely show off our Islands stunning swim locations.
Swim Camping is my new adventure and having such an amazing playground on my doorstep is fantastic, double bagging my kit into the Lomo waterproof rucksack and swimming to an island for an overnight stay or longer is just the best.
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