Wild swimming on the Outer Hebrides

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It was hail-stoning and the wind was whipping around me in the dark of the morning today. Some days it is hard to drag myself out of the house and into the freezing cold sea but the more you do it, the more the draw of the incredible feeling of outdoor swimming keeps you going back for more.

I must admit that I do love the days I can swim in the sea as it's warmer and in the Hebrides, clear beyond belief and I do like being able to see what's below!

Today I ran down to Reef beach on the Isle of Lewis - not a soul about - unsurprisingly. I love this beach and will camp here some day. For this week I have the luxury of a house close to the beach complete with sauna to warm me up afterwards!

 

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