andy’s english channel swim: august 2007

August 30, 2007

2008 08 30 13h00

Filed under: Channel swim 2007 — andy @ 2:18 pm
After conferring with the crystal ball & my pirate it looks like a Monday 03h00 (UK) start - if the weather keeps to the plan. This has the benefit of getting away from the most extreme of the spring tides - which turn out to have been the most extreme of the year.
The early start also suits me fine, as my alarm clock has been set at 04h30 for the last 18 months to get to training before work, and it also means that I can get a couple of miles under my belt before the sun rises i.e. helps break the monotony of the long day at the office. Also, if all goes well, it means that I can finish in daylight - instead of keeping everyone up all night hunting the French coastline like last year!
Back to the pool & the pasta; gotta focus on the French champagne not the English beer - thanks Ryan! 


  1. Looking forward to Monday then. Holding thumbs. Best wishes, Karen vH

    Comment by Karen van Helden — August 30, 2007 @ 3:16 pm

  2. Roll on Monday! I know that adversity only strengthens your resolve, but this is killing the rest of us. Vasbyt. Love Doe

    Comment by Di Pfaff — August 30, 2007 @ 3:29 pm

  3. HI Andy
    Good luck! Hope you have a great swim!
    Your Point lane companion (when I’m not too lazy to get up at 5:00)

    Comment by Lizelle — August 30, 2007 @ 9:51 pm

  4. Well this is it Andy….go for it and let’s all celebrate in style on your victorious return! Much love Neece and Don xxx

    Comment by Neece and Don — September 1, 2007 @ 3:17 pm

  5. Godspeed and Good Luck Andy!!!

    Comment by Batman — September 1, 2007 @ 3:37 pm

  6. with any luck by the time we wake up in new york you will be on the boat avec cecelia returning frm the froggie shores. xxx

    Comment by mary pfaff-stengel — September 1, 2007 @ 3:40 pm

  7. “It (the Channel) is a mere ditch, and will be crossed as soon as someone has the courage to attempt it.”
    (Napoleon 1803).

    Know you have the courage. Fingers will be firmly crossed for tomorrow. All will be well.

    Comment by Mandy — September 2, 2007 @ 8:27 am

  8. Good luck for the 3:00am departure tomorrow! Have a great swim!

    Cheers Al

    Comment by Alan Langman — September 2, 2007 @ 1:31 pm

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