Back in May I wrote about Swimming around Islay (for science and charity), Justin Fornal and Chad Anderson planning to swim around Islay this summer. Well, the Great Islay Swim is now well under way and you can find various updates online:
From Laphroaig John Campbell gives them his support:
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Amazing journey round Islay by the #greatislayswim team …. finishes at Ardbeg tomorrow. Would be good to get everyone's support there to cheer them home. #liveyouradventure #islay #islaywhisky #laphroaig #ardbeg #kilchoman #bruichladdich #bunnahabhain #coalila #lagavulin #bowmore
Several blogs and distillery websites write about them:
- Scotchwhisky.com: Explorers Swim Islay Coast For ‘Looted’ Malt
- Kilchoman distillery: The Great Islay Swim
- Bruichladdich distillery: Swimming Round Islay? Seriously?
Taking a rest at the end of a swim:
Islay Sea-Adventures has a few posts with video and pictures:
And I’m sure there’s more out there. If you have or spot any further pictures, videos or reports from the swim please post them in the comments so that everyone can see them.