For the month of June the Wildlife Trusts were holding a ’30 Days Wild’ campaign to get people to do at least one wild thing every day to (re-)connect with nature. We’re generally pretty wild and outdoorsy, but we tried to note our outdoor adventures throughout 30 Days Wild. We didn’t manage to keep a […]Read More 30 Days Wild
Preface I have never finished last before. Milarrochy Bay Swim Festival Loch Lomond was like a mill pond, twinkling every time the sun broke through the clouds. What a beautiful morning and a glorious setting for my first ever open water swim festival. The hills and mountains ringing the loch were looking resplendent in their […]Read More I Finished Last!
Blending Family Fun with Outdoor Adventure I was recently up in the Cairngorms with Jo and the kids for a short break which we packed full of outdoor adventure. Since having kids we found our wings clipped quite dramatically, but over time, as we’ve adjusted to the new life of being parents, we’ve begun to see how we […]Read More A Family Adventure in the Cairngorms
After a few trips to Bardowie Loch for some open water swim sessions, I was delighted to be back in the Alps for some proper outdoor swimming. Lac de Passy near Chamonix was a perfect spot for family swimming and paddling, as well as digging in the beach! The views to the Mont Blanc Massif were […]Read More Open Water Swimming (Haute Savoie)
We recently started attending open water swimming sessions at Bardowie Loch, hosted by Vigour Events. We first attended back in January and we mightily unprepared for what was to follow. We arrived with no more gear other than our swimming trunks/costumes. Thankfully we were able to hire a wetsuit, but we were without any under-layers, […]Read More Open Water Swimming (Scotland)
With the beautiful weather we’ve been having here in Savoie in France we’ve been making the most of the opportunities for wild swimming. The scenery has been to stunning and the water far too inviting for us to keep out of it. We were swimming in Lake Annecy at the weekend, firstly near the city itself, […]Read More wild swimming