Posted by: wildswimmers | November 5, 2017

Autumn antics

On this stunningly beautiful autumn day four of the Sound of Jura swimmers (plus one dog) set out for a “frothy rock” swim – three wet-suited and one in a rather fetching striped 1920s style costume.

Dannach thinks about joining in

The tide today was one of the biggest of the year but our bay is very safe in terms of currents.  It was deliciously cool at first, and as we swam out into deeper water at the edge of the bay it got warmer and warmer!

Duggie surveys the Sound

Reaching frothy rock Duggie instructed us in seaweed identification and some swimmers even tasted several varieties – most educational.

Duggie and Martin observing seaweed

Martin (The Danna Dooker) swimming amidst the kelp


The majestic Paps of Jura

Captain Duggie powering home

Time to swim back and the warmth of the sun on our faces as we turned for home was really wonderfully welcome.  A roaring fire up at Duggie’s log cabin home awaited the team – thanks Duggie!


  1. As always, just perfect Iona. Makes me yearn for Scotland! xxxxx


    • Would’ve been great if you’d been with us Anna xxx


  2. Beautiful photos Iona! This Associate Member of the Sound of Jura Wild Swimming Club is reminded of such happy times in Casaig Bay.

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  3. what fabulous forests you swim and walk in

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  4. A stunning day!


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