Tuesday, August 27, 2013
North Channel swim .....It's a go!
It's a go for my swim attempt of the North Channel. I will start my swim from Donaghadee, Ireland at 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday. With time zone change of five hours, my swim start Tuesday night at 11:30 p.m (Maine). Water temperature is about 56 degrees with overcast skies. Air temperature is about 60 degrees. My boat pilot Quinton Nelson took a swimmer out today and stopped after seven hours of swimming due to hypothermia. This swim will be my most difficult swim of the Ocean's Seven. Tides are a major problem off the coast of Scotland. I will need Mother Nature to be on my side to reach Scotland. I would like to thank my crew David and Jeannie Gallant for everything they have done. It's a team effort for a swimmer to succeed. Also, I would to thank my husband and children for being so supportive. And, a special thank you to all my wonderful co-workers. And finally, I want to thank everyone from my hometown of Westbrook and the people from Maine for sending words of encouragement. I greatly appreciate it. My daughter will place posting on my blog with updates. After completion of my swim, I will post an update within 24 hours. Thank you again for your support.