Posted by: wildswimmers | July 19, 2017

Summer sea spa by The Danna Dooker

This week’s club swim took place on a glorious evening of hot sunshine. Four of us walked down to the beaches on Danna, which is a small idyllic island linked by a tidal bridge to the main arm of the Taynish Peninsula in Argyll, flanked by Loch Sween on one side and the Sound of Jura on the other.  From here there are glorious views of the Paps of Jura.
Four of us swam across one of the bays and through a narrow gap, (a mini Taynish narrows), swooshing back through on the incoming tide. A very low tide meant we were very close to the swirling, dancing seaweed.
Because of two days of bright sunshine (almost unheard of in Argyll), the top of the water was very warm but quite cold below and it felt like being in a specially designed spa; as you took a stroke, the colder water moved up round your body, to be replaced again by the warm water again as you moved across the bay.


  1. Another lovely post Iona! Are you beset by midges at the moment? xxx


    • Thank you Anna! The post was written by Martin, who is fantastic at providing guest posts for me. He calls himself The Danna Dooker! (Dook being a Scottish word for dip). Midges not too bad actually. Like us they aware waiting for summer to begin!!


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