Friday, July 13, 2012

Castle day with more wind

...are you tired of this forecast, well so am I. Guess what it calls for, WIND. I suppose Aeolus did not hear my plea, I wonder why he is so angry.

I was pretty tired and only did a short 45 minute (it that) swim in the harbor. I'm actually getting quite used to the temperatures.

Amanda and I went to the Dover Castle, I love visiting all the spectacular ancient history this area has to teach us. The Wartime Tunnels have changed but for the better,keeping up with new technologies to teach the horrors and triumphs WWII faced. Amanda was impressed.

The theme this year is the wind, I am in awe with the force that is present this year, the waves and dance the beautiful wild flowers in Dover are doing, I will share with you.

We have to mention the Castle proper that King Henry II had built to entertain European pilgrims on their way to Thomas Becket's shrine in Canterbury.

Back to the water, I spoke Mike Oram and there may be a short low in wind, but not enough to settle the sea. When the weather forecasts call for RoUgH seas, I believe him.
My final day for a possible crossing is Wednesday, we may have an opening, but I will have a mad rush afterward to Heathrow on the 4:30 high speed train and a Tube ride to Terminal 4, so I'm working out some plans now.

In the meantime, Amanda and I are going to experience more history tomorrow, but I will fill you in then.

Dream, Prepare, Succeed


  1. put off the flight!!!

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2015 ... Swimming for Homes for the Brave

After spending the past 20 years paddling from Dover to France, it is time to venture into new waters, while helping some special people.
Soon, I will be traveling with my A-team to Scotland to swim the length of the famous Loch Ness.
As always, I try to help a Foundation raise funds and awareness and I thank you for interest and support.
I am deeply troubled with the thought of homeless individuals, especially in our US Veteran population.

That is why I am teaming up with our Connecticut-based “Homes for the Brave”. Can you imagine not having a place to call home?

Here is more information about Homes for the Brave! -Facebook pages –

- Annual Appeal with more information about our financials and programs-

-Check donations can be mailed to the following address:
Homes for the Brave
655 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

- Donations can be made online as well:

Please write “Loch Ness Swim/Marcy” to track your donation.

I will always be dedicating my swimming to all those battling cancer and in the memory of 4 special people in my life. Cancer first hit my family when I was young. My grand-aunt Eleanor Kersavage, passed away with uterine cancer and my Auntie Bea Halchak battled with brain cancer.

On January 1, 2002, our LEHY family lost Nikki Giampolo to bone cancer, just turning 16 years old. Her spirit still lives on in our East Hartford swim team.

In July of 2009, my brother-in-law, Gregory Allen Urban, who passed away, after a valient battle with lung cancer. I can see him now, talking about cars and projects around the house, music and his family.

I know Aunties, Eleanor and Bea, Nikki, Greg and all the angels will help me CUT through all this water this summer.

The St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation, based in Bridgeport, CT provides financial support for the needs that Health insurance companies don't cover, in addition to providing affordable cancer screening, wigs, medication and other things to make life easier for those suffering with cancer and their families.

Please make a donation, and thank you.

Online donations can be made at:

or you can send a check through the post to:

Swim Across the Sound
St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation
2800 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606

Thank you so very much, peace and good health to all.