Sunday the 2nd of July was the 15th annual swim from Bruichladdich to Bowmore across Loch Indaal. A 4,500 meters long swim to support the MacTaggart Leisure Centre in Bowmore. Twelve lifeguards in the age from 16-53 made the plunge into Loch Indaal piped off by James MacEachern and cheered by a big crowd. Despite the Jellyfish, cramp, wind and currents they managed to cross Loch Indaal in 3 hours and 45 minutes. During the crossing they were accompanied by a few boats for the neccessary supplies and support. I wonder if they had a dram halfway to keep them warm :-). At Bowmore they were piped ashore by James Carmichael. And at the end of the day 871 pounds were raised to support the MacTaggart Leisure Centre!
Arra Fletcher from the Persabus Pottery was there and sent me the pictures. Thanks Arra!