Just Channel Hopping!



  • Mr PuffyMr Puffy ✭✭✭
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  • was looking at the map earlier and thought: that 'Spirit of Britain' must be with a very quck swimmer.
    Now I see my mistake.

  • The tide has turned nd have light rain. Caz has just finished her second leg

  • How is she doing Bear?!

  • Great news so far image  Cannot imagine doing this....eek!

  • Crossing the second shipping lane now, roughly halfway although that doesn't mean too much as there's tides involved, they won't be swimming straight etc (click on Hist on the link to see how snaking their route has been so far).


    Roughly halfway between England and France now though. Conditions are apparently like a washing mchine, Caz just out of her third leg

  • I was just about to ask whether anyone has pressed the "show track" icon. In distance terms they have already swum the width of the Straits of Dover, and they are approximately half way there.

    Mega good luck to them/ to you all. Conditions like a washing machine? Doesn't sound good. I can't imagine that it's appealling having to go back in the water for your second, third, or fourth stint. It must be mentally gruelling not having any distance references either. I've got major league respect to anyone who gives this challenge a serious go, and Caz is serious.

  • Looks like the tide's turning again - I'm guessing that's what's leading to the dramatic changes in direction.

  • Mr PuffyMr Puffy ✭✭✭
    Come on Caz!!!

    Me & mrs P have been following all day, can you tell Caz were rooting for her please Bear?
  • On holidays but just had to pop in to see how the team arte going and to to sned positive vibes......keep swimming...........

  • Outstanding job, that team.
    Hope all are well. swim strong

  • Texts have died so I'm guessing they're out of range. Lots of zig zagging, they've been going parallel to the coast for a while

  • *bites fingernails nervously* 

  • Mr PuffyMr Puffy ✭✭✭
    Is there any other way.
  • I've a nasty feeling they've bailed out, the boat is heading towards England at a speed greater than it's done so far so unlikely to be alongside a swimmer

  • image I hope not Caz would be so disappointed even though she's done so brilliantly 

  • I think it's turned back image

  • image (((swimmers))) 

  • Praying everyone is safe and well 

  • E mmyE mmy ✭✭✭
    Do we have official confirmation?
  • Caz has just sent a text to Bear, they are heading back 

  • Just got a text to that effect. LJS seasick and suffering from cold. 


    Sounds like the weather was appalling

  • It'll be good to have them back on dry land after a very valiant effort 

  • Hope everyone is ok.  The route taken looks very long, must have been a tough sea to be in today.

  • Oh bollocks. Yes valiant effort. Amazing. Wow. Feel proud.
  • Arse image 

    Still, an amazing effort - huge congratulations to everyone involved, they should all be proud of a fantastic achievement. 

  • Am in awe.
  • Artful Hen wrote (see)
    Am in awe.

    Me too 

  • Mr PuffyMr Puffy ✭✭✭
    Yes It's completely unimaginable to me, amazing courage.
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