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A view of Kachess Lake, looking out from the tiny island

A humble lesson on Lake Kachess

Sudden and unexpected rough swimming conditions turn a perfect wild swimming adventure into scary lesson about danger and preparedness. It was a beautiful sunny day at Lake Kachess. This was the perfect peace we had…

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Isola San Giulio, Lago d'Orta - open water swimming destination

Swim Around Magical Isola San Giulio, Lago d’Orta

This is the account of our self-guided open water swim around Isola San Giulio, in Lago d’Orta, Northern Italy. Often referred to as the “hidden gem” of the Italian Lakes, Lake Orta is a small, picturesque…

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swimmers view of the hermitage of santa caterina del sasso built into the cliff face at lake maggiore, Lombardy, Italy

The Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, Lago Maggiore

This is the account of our self-guided open water swim to the very steps of the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso in the pristine waters of Lake Maggiore, Northern Italy. Perched impossibly on a…

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