Posted by: wildswimmers | December 20, 2013

Crazy Christmas Hot Tub Party

Never deterred by stormy weather the Mid Argyll Wild Swimmers teamed up with the Sound of Jura Swimming Club last week, delighted that the Christmas Hot Tub Party coincided with a Force 8 gale!  Despite some difficulty standing up against the force of the wind Duggie got the tub filled and various well-clad helpers (and one very ill-clad helper) assisted with feeding the fire for several hours, until optimum temperatures were reached and the revellers arrived to swim.  The tide surged up over the jetty and excited swimmers plunged into the wind whipped seas, secure in the knowledge that a hot bath awaited (plus sausages, soda bread, soup, pretzels and cakes!).  Catering was a wee bit tricky given the ever so slightly adverse weather conditions and no-one wanted to get out of the tub to get food!  Eventually someone did, and the hungry swimmers wolfed down everything offered to them very appreciatively.  Best hot tub day ever!


  1. Amazed by your resilience when Mike and I on Islay, fully-clothed, are cowering in corners having been finally beaten down by the unremitting winds!

    Merry Christmas to all the intrepid swimmers x


    • Thank you Guenda! I think your wind and weather on the West of Islay is a bit worse than what we have here! Thanks for your Christmas wishes xxx

      Sent from my cute iPad mini


  2. Wow! Fantastic – wish I was there 🙂


  3. I want your hot tub!!! xx


  4. How totally fabulous! You sure know how to live up there!


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