Sunday, July 12, 2015
2015 North Channel or Bust
I will be leaving Maine on Friday, July 17th with my crew ( my brother David and sister-in-law Jeannie). I am extremely fortunate to have them crew for me again. Their knowledge of marathon swimming is undeniably the very best. My husband, son, and daughter will be cheering for me from home. I will post updates on my blog when my boat pilot Quinton Nelson will allow my swim to commence. Quinton will monitor the weather and tide charts Once the swim begins my crew will send updates to my daughter and she will post on my blog and Facebook. After the swim is complete, I will post more details about my swim within twenty-four hours. Again, the North Channel is known for its unpredictable weather. Today, Mother Nature reared her ugly head and provided unexpected strong currents pulling a relay team off course. The swim was stopped two miles from the finish. All swimmers were veteran open water swimmers and proved their open water competency. In marathon swimming, swimmers understand that Mother Nature plays a vitally important role in the outcome of a swim. After eighteen years of open water swimming, I have accepted the fact that Mother Nature can surprise a swimmer with near perfect conditions or send the harshest weather possible. I hope and pray that she will be kind to me on my second attempt of the North Channel. However, if Mother Nature provides unsettling conditions , I will accept it and move on to the next swim adventure. North Channel here I come.....prepared to face one of the most grueling and challenging swims in the world.