Posted by: wildswimmers | October 7, 2012

Autumn frolics at Carsaig

Inspired by the Club’s visit to his Wagon on the Crinan Canal, Fraser came along for a swim last week.  Autumn weather has arrived which means warm water and no jellyfish.  A windy wavy afternoon and we plunged into dark brown peaty seawater, and struck out.  Very shortly we encountered Lottie, the wind and waves having whipped her into a very excitable state, declaring it was “the best swim” she had had all season.  We formed up into formation and swam way out to the edge of the bay, and then turned and surfed back on the waves with much whooping and other fun-filled noises.  A flock of a hundred seagulls rose up at the south side of the bay and eight herons flapped slowly north.  On the way home we saw a double rainbow above the house.  A great start to our autumn/winter swimming schedule in which we hope to persuade Fraser to discard his shark attack wetsuit and get into full winter swimming mode!


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