Posted by: wildswimmers | January 6, 2015

Assault on Frothy Rock

Our most exciting and arduous storm swim yet took place a few days ago when we swam out to Frothy Rock, fully wet-suited.  I hadn’t realised how tiring it would be to swim in a wetsuit and was pretty tired out by the time I got there.  With a full Westerly blowing in and big waves breaking, we were keen to get onto the rock; this proved almost impossible!  It took all my energy to swim against the current, but Capt. Duggie advised a sideways approach and I managed it on my sixth attempt.  Clinging on like large black limpets, we enjoyed the sensation of being in a car-wash, with lorry loads of water being dumped on top of us as the waves broke relentlessly.  Ever resourceful, Capt. Duggie had fashioned a little boat to mount his Go-Pro on, which he towed behind him to get some great video.  You can see it here:

Thanks Duggie for the use of the video and to Lottie and Duggie for chumming me on this fun swim!

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  1. More classic stuff, the joy of it! Gorgeous. xx

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  2. Reblogged this on wildwomanswimming and commented:
    This is what wild swimming’s all about. More from our gorgeous friends in Argyll. Watch the video!

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  3. You rock!

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  4. Thanks guys! – and it’s all free!!!! 60mph winds forecast for the weekend …. any takers?

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  5. Fabuloso!

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  6. What a hoot this was. Like being in a giant washing machine full of creamy Guinness with no hangover. Thanks Iona.

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  7. Tremendous! You all rock!

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  8. incredible stuff – you are all amazing! (and brave:)

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  9. […] the tantalising summit that’s almost insurmountable because of crashing white waves during a storm swim, and which marks the boundary between Carsaig Bay and the Sound of Jura. Today it was a huge […]

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