Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Mother nature wins this time
Today I attempted to swim Tsugaru Strait from the northern island of Hokkaido to the mainland of Honshu. After swimming for nearly 4 hours in a circle due to
very strong currents, the official offered a restart. I accepted. I will probably swim on Thursday or Friday...depending on weather conditions. My crew did a fantastic job. Another swimmer, Anna Carin Nordin from Sweden decided to restart her swim after seven hours of swimming. Anna is attempting to become the first woman in history to complete the Ocean's Seven Challenge. Mother nature won this time, but we're hoping she will be kinder. Both of us got stung by jellyfish about 50 times each. Hopefully the next start will be at a different location. I will post tomorrow night about the next swim attempt.