Solo Windermere

Windermere’s beautiful. What a lovely place to swim. Oh how gorgeous.

Yes, I’m sure it is, but a lake that size can get pretty choppy and, when you’re swimming into a headwind the whole way, you don’t actually get to see any of the lovely surroundings.

As part of my training for swimming round Jersey in 2007, I popped up to my old Uni stomping ground and swam the length of Windermere (10.5 miles). Into a headwind the whole way. The swim took a mind-numbing 6 hours and 41 minutes. Um, yeah.

2 Responses to Solo Windermere

  1. cougie says:

    Very impressive – I want to kayak the length of the lake this year – you’ll probably have swam it faster !


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