Solstice weekend

Sixteen Wild Highlanders and a couple of young wannabes took to the water in a calm Loch Morlich for an evening swim on solstice day, Saturday 21 June, followed up by a very social BBQ with only a minor disturbance caused by the few midges who gatecrashed the event.  Finally, with full tummies and sleepy eyes we all retired to our tents/camper vans.

After a short while in sleeping bags, initially being serenaded until 1.30am by the very loud music from a beach party, then by the patter of rain on the tent, the clock said 3.45am and it was time to rise for our Solstice+24hrs dawn swim.  The sun was about, but hidden above the clouds which shrouded the Cairngorms that morning.  Three hardy souls (Pat, Roy and Helen) appeared and took to the water at 4am for a rather shorter swim than the previous evening.  The water temperature had definitely dropped overnight.  Brrr.  Back into the sleeping bag.  Night all. 🙂

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