Monday, 24 August 2009

Weather forecast not looking great!

I had a wonderful weekend in Dover just gone. The sun shone all day Sat and Sunday. I met up with a doctor from Australia - Stuart, who is over to swim the channel and for the first time I had someone to swim with which made the time go much more quickly. I swam 3hrs both days and when I got out on Sunday I didn't even feel cold. However the weather forecast for this week has taken a dive and it doesn't look great for many crossings at this stage. My pilot also has an extra swimmer to get across so I would be very unlikely to go before the start of next week or maybe not even until the next tide in another 2 weeks (my original tidal window). I'm not too worried about it, I haven't booked time off work because I knew it could be unpredictable. The major disadvantage is that schools go back and Vickie will be back at work which makes things trickier if I get a call at short notice. Such is the nature of channel swimming. We'll just have to wait and see..............

3 comments:

  1. Ollie, can't see how to contact you, want to cover your Channel swim for Gloucester Likal, somehow.

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  2. Idiot me - editor@likal.com

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  3. Good luck Ollie. Just found your blog. When you do go, a great tip given to me before my first swim in 2007 - Just put one arm in front of the other and keep going until you get to France". It's that simple". Cheers. Hoffy.

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