Sunday, August 21, 2011
It's a Go !
I will be starting my English Channel attempt on Monday, August 22 at 3:30 A.M. In Maine (Eastern time zone) my swim will start tonight at 10:30 P.M. England is 5 hours ahead. Since everyone back home will be going to bed. I told my daughter not to update my blog until morning. My boat pilot said the conditions are not the best. There is currently some 9 foot swells. He said that it might worsen. If I don't make the attempt tonight, I would probably be going home without a swim. The remainder of the week has very poor weather conditions with high winds. So I have decided to take a chance and go for it. There is a tracking website called AIS, location is Dover, England. The vessel is named the Viking Princess. You will be able to track my swim live. I am worried that my crew might develop motion sickness from the swells. Please pray for calm seas for all of us.