Posted by: wildswimmers | May 23, 2017

Magical misty swim

Tonight was a very misty, drizzly, midge infested evening but I had promised to attend the weekly swim, so cycled miserably down to the village hall, secretly hoping no-one else would turn up.  We’d planned to swim in a sheltered sea loch accessed over a boggy field.  As more and more keen swimmers appeared my heart sank and I resigned myself to a cold, nasty swim.  But…. it turned out to be magically warm as we swam out, caressed by soft fronds of seaweed and bathed in gentle waves, with oyster shells and brittle stars decorating the sea bed.  Everyone felt re-energised and joyful afterwards and this goes to show that no matter how reluctant one feels and how unpromising a swim may appear to be, it is always wonderful!!



  1. ”You never regret a swim” Iona! I love your black and white photos xxxxxx

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  2. Oh thank you! I’m so disappointed that we won’t see each other next week! I hope you have a lovely break and lots of swims with Lottie and Dugs xxx


  3. ‘Twas indeed magical in that unusual mist.. an atmospheric evening. I too harboured a secret hope that noone would turn up, but the feeling immediately evaporated as we waded into the water.

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  4. Great picture! And good that you have a keen shoal of swimmers.


  5. Such a lovely description – so sorry I missed it.

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  6. Sorry to have missed it.


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