Lake Windermere

Lake Windermere

Saturday, 27 July 2013


I don't want to bore you all too much, but I am going to anyway!

07 12  set off from La Coupe, Jersey

16C   water temperature at the start

18C  water temperature after 4 hours swimming

19C  water temperature over the shell beds off the French coast

28C  air temperature at midday

3     Jelly fish spotted

0    Jelly fish stings! Hurrah, a miracle

0   swear words or shouted abuse at the crew, another miracle

10  quarters of peanut butter sandwiches eaten on route to France

8   bottles of carbo and gel drinks guzzled whilst trying to tread water. I will never master this!

1   right armpit sunburnt! Very weird and painful!

16 30  feet leave the water and step onto land in France

4   minutes on French sand as we needed to get the boat away from the shore and the waves

9 hours 18 minutes  total swim time

56  oldest swimmer to ever complete this swim.

21  21st swimmer ever to complete this swim

1   first New Zealander to complete this swim.

4  days rest and back into the Nene.

28k  swum in 4 swims this week. Bring on Dover to France in August

Don't forget the British Red Cross. Thanks again.

The heart of rock and roll is still beating

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