Posted by: wildswimmers | October 27, 2017

Finally a sunshine swim!

A joyous day today, cold but sunny after a clear starlit night.  Five keen swimmers immersed themselves at Goose Point, a lovely spot at the head of Loch Scotnish, wonderful woods on all sides.  After weeks of rain and very little sun the water was shockingly cold.  Lifting our faces to the sun, we took in masses of vitamin D, and felt very happy swimming along, after the first few excruciating minutes getting used to the cold.

Lottie, Martin and Melanie swam round Eilean na Circe (Hen Island), a tiny island with the ruins of a long forgotten dwelling.  There is a tradition in the neighbourhood that the “Laird of Ob” a few centuries ago with some of his retainers made use of this island as a place of refuge from some of the rival clans. The remains of a building which resembles that of a fort are distinctly visible.  The outer wall is strongly built; the inner part shows marked evidence of having been inhabited.  Nowadays there is a diverse population of beautiful lichen, a testament to the clarity and purity of the air here on the west coast of Scotland.




  1. Stunningly beautiful. The sun really lifts the spirit. Lovely words; lovely pics


  2. How lovely! I am envious….

    Sent from my iPad



  3. Lovely description of our wonderful swim and gorgeous photos!


  4. Beautiful. I love the way you’ve captured the silkiness of the water in the first picture.


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