SwimCamping isn't all about swimming off to an island for a stay, it can be whatever adventure you make it, as long as you're safe and well, that's the main thing. With the weather looking a bit windy on Sunday, we opted for a land based SwimCamp this time and to be honest it was my first one and I thoroughly enjoyed. Traigh Sheilinhig is a bay between the villages of Gress and Tolsta on the Isle of Lewis, about a 30 minute walk from the road. With stunning views across Tiumpan Head Lighthouse over to Lochinver (spotting Suilven as well). Stuart, Dave, Helen and myself had a great time at the little oasis in the middle of the moor, feeling that you were miles from anywhere. Thanks to Fergie for showing us around the airidh that he built about 20 years ago and for leaving the toilet unlocked for us to use. First SwimCamp with a flushing loo, haha. Stuart and myself managed a bit of body surfing through the decent sized waves, followed by dinner, campfire, drinks and yarns before calling it a night. Sunday morning, we managed to have everything packed away before the rain started as we headed back up the hill to our cars. We'll definitely be back there next year in the summertime, maybe with bodyboards.
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