Swimming from Bhalasaigh, Stuart and myself went past Liongam following the coast along before crossing to Eunaigh Mor for a quick look around then it was onwards to Fuaigh Mor and it's outstanding village, which must have been very busy back in the day (we even saw a buzzard as we swam in). We walked across Fuaigh Mor, taking in the views on the way, to jump in the sea to swim to a secluded beach at Teinis (where we met a couple of friends) before walking over to Traigh na Beirigh for a final swim of the day to Bhacasaigh. Stuart and myself walked to Tearbaso on the island, which has amazing 360 views. Heading across Bhacasaigh, we met up with kayaking friends David and Helen who had been in touch about camping with us. Tents pitched, kit sorted out, dinner had, a nice fire on the shore, a couple of tinnies and good yarns. It made for a grand day out. On Sunday morning we met visiting swimmer Katie who swam over to swim back with us. Thanks to David and Helen for seeing us across before heading off. A few more islands bagged on an awesome SwimCamping outing. One that I'd definitely do again as the place is teaming with wildlife and views galore. Some photo's/video clips are from Stuart and David. Route taken is shown at the end of the video.
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This is one that I've been wanting to do for years ever since swimming from Huisinis to Mealasta for charity. Stuart and myself walked & swam from the slipway at Mealista to the bay at Tamna Siar which unfortunately was covered in litter, we got out and walked over to the bay on the other side, Tamana Sear, swimming over Loch Tamnabhaigh for a look round the old settlement there. We heard some noise from a house which was being renovated so we popped over to say hello and we were invited in for a cup of tea by the very kind family. Had a fantastic chat with them before we headed over Aird Bheag to swim across Loch Tealasbhaigh to land on Aird Mhor for a stomp up the glen then down the side of the loch to set up camp there and also a cool off in the water of Loch nan Uidhean. In the morning we walked down to the shore and crossed Loch Reasort, walked round the coast a bit and got in the sea again to cross Loch Crabhadail with a quick walk over to Loch na Cleabhaig to swim across it. We then walked the hill path from Traigh Mheilein to Huisinis which has 360 dramatic views where you just have to stop and take in. This was my best outing yet, with views to die for and wildlife galore, eagles, deer, starfish, jellyfish, urchins, caterpillars and so much more.
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