Posted by: wildswimmers | July 20, 2014

Swift Swimmer glides again

A few weeks ago the Swift Swimmer had the opportunity to swim once again in the loch where, 66 years ago, she earned the sobriquet ‘The Swift Swimmer’.  Loch Scavaig, ringed around by the Cuillins of Skye, is as dramatic in all its savage beauty as it was on that long ago summer morning when she swam from our yacht Silver Strand, under the beady eye of the Elgol ferryman, astounding him with the speed of her progress.  His comment, in his soft West Highland accent, was so charming that she had not the heart to shatter his illusions by revealing the reason for her swift swimming – she was wearing flippers (rare in those days)!

This return visit was made in the Glen Tarsan, in which, for a not inconsiderable sum, the Captain and crew provide a week of undiluted luxury amid Scotland’s matchless scenery.


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