andy’s english channel swim: august 2007

August 18, 2006

Dover 2006 08 18

Filed under: Dover — andy @ 5:20 pm

Worst weather to date. Poor Clive, my neighbour at Varne Ridge, got back in the boat after 2 hours of retching in the water. The conditions don’t look too bad in the early morning light below, but the strong headwind makes it difficult for two reasons; firstly it is difficult to get "purchase" on the water with each stroke, and secondly the swimmer cannot shelter behind the boat because of the diesel fumes. It was his 5th attempt; I think the pilot refunded him part of his fee, as he should not have been put in the water.

Starting to rebel against the pasta now.