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Posts Tagged: "diary"

Monday in Croatia: day 2 of swimming - Tijat

Got woken by some serious thunder and lightening through the night. A little bit of an ominous sign for the day ahead. 9 o'clock gathering at the boat after breakfast. The sea condition was completely different to yesterday. Very choppy and a little windy. We took off for Otak Tijat. Had a...

From Croatia to the Galway Bay Swim and everything in between.

My first SwimTrek experience came in 2014, I had a vague recollection of a work colleague telling me about a holiday she had in Greece where you swam from island to island, this type of holiday always appealed to me and the idea stayed with me until about 10 years later when I was finally in a...

My Great Outdoor Adventure in Lithuania

My wife introduced me to the concept of a swimming “holiday” in 2008 after her first SwimTrek experience in the previous year. Since then my wife and I have been clocking up our SwimTrek mileage having completed six and five trips respectively. Of these, two involved swimming in freshwater - one...

From swimming the Scilly Isles in 2004 to my next bucket list trip!

It was in 2004, I read an article about a company who were taking people to swim round the Scilly Isles. I have always been a swimmer, not a very fast one but full of enthusiasm. I did fitness lane swimming and always swam along beaches .Well; I booked in to one of the early SwimTrek holidays and...

My Milos Adventure - July 2016

Though this is my eighth SwimTrek, I am always nervous at the first meeting. With me, are 5 great friends that I met on my first SwimTrek all those years ago. I think as I sit down, who are the other swimmers, will anyone swim like me, why didn't I train more,what are the plans for the week....

The Last Stretch - Fran in Montenegro. Part 4.

Another lovely breakfast and we set off in a bus. Not our usual boat. We arrived at the Lake Skader and set off in a new boat. Big and well shaded we enjoyed the trip through what looked like mangroves with lily pads until we reached a small island - a former prison. That's where we set off...

Happy Endings - Fran in Montenegro. Part 3.

We all love a day with a Happy Ending and today was no exception. It started well with pancakes for breakfast (and there were some very creative toppings) and continued on throughout the day. Before leaving we had a ‘do it yourself’ lunch, where everyone made their own wrap. Some became every...

Slick swimming - Fran in Montenegro. Part 2.

Breakfast was again a feast, especially the Montenegran style donuts. Our host was very pleased with the glowing comments and has promised pancakes tomorrow! Lucky we're swimming. Down to the boat and Captain Pietro welcomed us on board and off we went to the little island we swam to...

Let the Swim Begin - Fran in Montenegro. Part 1.

Flying in over Dubovnik was magical, creating excitement for the start of our swim trek holiday in Montenegro. Waiting for 2 1/2 hrs in Dubovnik wasn't quite so exciting! We had coffee, read and played 'I Spy' trying to spot fellow Swim Trekkers waiting for the transfer. I spotted...

It's all Greek for me

“Kalimera! Good morning swimmers.” “Today we are…….” spoiled for choice. “Work it, work it, work it!?” If that confuses you, you haven’t met Akis. If you haven’t met Akis you haven’t been on the Cyclades SwimTrek: the original SwimTrek and worthy of all that followed it. You haven’t boarded the...