Posted by: wildswimmers | September 26, 2012

Final swim of the season for the Swift Swimmer

Stunningly sunny autumn day today.  The Swift Swimmer decided this would be her final swim of the season and the destination was to be one of our favourites – Starfish Bay.  This has been a special place for us since childhood and, with picnic packed, we set off in the rubber dingy – myself, the Swift Swimmer, Collywobbler and Daisy (kitted up in her lifejacket).  A strong north wind had brought the sun but we were very sheltered in the bay despite breezy conditions.  The sun was hot and I had a delicious long swim in the cool green water.  There was no sign of jellyfish and I ventured quite far out into the loch, while Daisy and the Swift Swimmer kept to the shallows.  Afterwards it was egg sandwiches all round followed by tea and chocolate biscuits.  We sunbathed for a while before going off on a wee chunter to the Faerie Isles, keeping close to the shore and looking out for good places to dive and rock-jump next summer.  A great outing, really enjoyed by all.  We’ve had a fantastically sunny summer – so much so that I’ve hardly had time to write blogs.  But one or two very special swims stand out and I’ll tell you about them soon…


  1. I absolutely LOVE Daisy, especially the main photo. x


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