Category: Outdoor Swimming

Belnahua Bound

Belnahua Bound

When the chance came along to visit the abandoned island of Belnahua, on the west coast, my immediate response was an unambiguous YES as the exploring nerves in my body all went into overdrive. A friend is writing a book partly based on the island and she was chartering a boat to go over and … Continue reading Belnahua Bound

Good Lordy it’s coldy at Loch Ordie

Good Lordy it’s coldy at Loch Ordie

Went on my first adventure of 2021 today to Loch Ordie, which is off the A9 between Dunkeld and Pitlochry. The weather was beautiful. Cold, sunny and cloudless. And I spent a good part of my time at the loch being followed around by this Robin, even managing to photobomb me at the top of … Continue reading Good Lordy it’s coldy at Loch Ordie

Dooking in the Cold(ingham Bay) Drink.

Dooking in the Cold(ingham Bay) Drink.

Our outdoor swimming itch took us to Coldingham Bay in the Borders for a bit of a dook. A slow walk to the North Sea. Getting our skins on. Top towel girl. Acclimatisation. Ignoring acclimatisation! Waiting for the waves. Hitting the waves. Being hit by the waves 1. Being hit by the waves 2. Me … Continue reading Dooking in the Cold(ingham Bay) Drink.