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Posts Tagged: "uk"

Outer Hebrides 2016

Having done the Inner Hebrides trip in 2011 the lure of the Outer Hebrides was irresistible. Staying on a boat, a brigantine in full sail, swimming from island to island, north to south. I had to do it. A skins swimmer for three years I was a little nervous as recent summer swimming had been in...

Haste ye back - A week aboard the Lady of Avenel in the Outer Hebrides

Following months of anticipation I finally set off on the SwimTrek Outer Hebrides trip this August, having made an impulsive decision to book some 8 months earlier. I was full of both excitement and trepidation: excitement at the prospect of spending a week doing my favourite activity in my...

From a Sunday morning watching the TV to 5 years of adventures and swimming

I hadn't even contemplated open water swimming until 2011 at the age of 48, I just saw it one Sunday morning on TV and thought that looks fun, I'd like to try it. The SwimTrek journey for me began in 2012 with the Gozo, Comino and Malta trip, the highlight being the swim from Malta to...

My time on the inaugural trip in the Outer Hebrides

As this trip was so different to the SwimTrek trips I have previously been on, it threw up some new, pre-trip anxieties – a week living on a tall ship, sharing a tiny cabin, my snoring, Outer Hebrides weather, wet kit staying wet and slapping me in the face constantly, washing facilities,...

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...