Lake Windermere

Lake Windermere

Sunday, 17 November 2013


My plans for 2014 are not yet finalised as I am waiting to hear on possible dates for a Corsica to Sardinia swim. I am still looking to do the Alcatraz swim so hopefully will do both. I will keep buying the lottery tickets!

Lizzie came home today from the USA. She had a wonderful 3 weeks with Kate, Doug, Tabby and newly arrived Phoebe Joy. 7 lbs born on the 9th of November.  Just wonderful!

Swimming going well, speed work is getting easier but I am still amazed how hard it actually is. I might treat myself to a nice 3 hour swim this week.

How does Mark survive? He doesn't really rock.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013


Over the last few weeks I have discovered something that my dear friends have kept from me.

I am not built for speed! OK, this is not a surprise to most of you, but it is a shock to find that 40 minutes of hard, hard swimming is so much more difficult for me than swimming in the Channel for 14 hours. Cream crackered is a polite way of describing it!

I am still planning an Alcatraz swim and have now progressed the idea of swimming from Corsica to Sardinia. Warm water has an appeal. Stay posted and I will keep you in touch.

Lizzie is still away in the US so don't forget that I am available for parties, food fights and cat sitting.

Keep on rocking me baby.

Setting off. 7am. Only 13 and a half hours to go!