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