andy’s english channel swim: august 2007


August 22, 2006

swim update 12h02

Filed under: Channel swim 2006 — andy @ 12:02 pm

latest GPS N 51 2 178 and E 001 19 751 which once again translated to google earth gives 51.0363 N 1.3292 E . Andy seems to be heading SSW from dover.

swim update 11h05

Filed under: Channel swim 2006 — andy @ 11:05 am

latest GPS N 51 2 801 E 001 17 829  which once again I "think" translates into 51.0467 N 1.2972 E for google earth. I am assuming that last three digits are xx/1000 seconds so N 51 2 801 is 51 degrees 2.801 minutes. Not sure about this so any comments appreciated…

Update 22 Aug 2006 10h33

Filed under: Channel swim 2006 — andy @ 10:33 am

Just on two hours. Water temp at 18 degrees. Completed 7,48km. Full of beans. Wind still north/north west. Stroke rate at 50.

Cecilia - the source of all the sms updates.

swim update 10h32

Filed under: Channel swim 2006 — andy @ 10:32 am

received sms "just on two hours. Water temp at 18 degrees. Completed 7.48km. Full of beans. Wind still north/north west. Stroke rate at 50."

Swim update 09h50

Filed under: Channel swim 2006 — andy @ 9:50 am

Just received update via sms of andy’s progress .. "sun coming through. Stroke rate at 56 per minute. Andy shouting goodbye to dover".

 Also received GPS coordinates 51 6 137 N, 001 19 107E which if my guess is correct translates into the following google earth coordinates 51.103 N 1.31963 E. Simply type into "Fly to" box and click search button. You will find a large grey expanse of sea, but zoom out a bit and you can see harbour wall from where andy left.

Update 07h35 22 Aug 2006

Filed under: Channel swim 2006 — andy @ 8:53 am

Swim commenced at 7.25 UK time from Shakespeare beach. Light northernly wind. Overcast but sun comming through. Stroke rate at 56 per minute. Andy shouting good bye to Dover.

07h15 en route to the start at Sheakespeare Beach. First the greasing up by Cecilia, and then the swim in to the beach, with Steve & Barend to wish me well before getting on my way.

   

   

06h00 Waiting for my lift to the harbour