The water is so comfortable (temperatures in the low 60's), Hammonasset State Park, back in CT was way colder last weekend, but things can change quickly here,
probably not for my swim, but maybe for other swimmers coming up through season.
Today was a usual day in Dover, waking at my usual time in CT (4:30ish AM), start up the coffee and do some computer work.
After poached eggs and a light nap (not the norm, but guess I was tired from the travel), we went down to the beach for a 2 hour swim.
Met some new swimmers, one from Australia (the channel virgin, he said it, not me), a couple of swimmers from a San Francisco relay team, and Rohan from India (we swam for a good 90 minutes together), very nice to have the company.
Janet and I had a light lunch after a most wonderful hot shower, (this is the only time I like HOT water), actually I have to be careful because my body is very cold and I could be scalded by the water without even noticing.
A bit more of shopping, starting to get supplies for the upcoming day, we started a jigsaw puzzle, so much fun, I forgot how much I LOVE to do them.
Mike Oram (long-standing pilot) contacted me, and I think we are in for the 20th Anniversary swim on June 30th, so far everything is falling into place.
I will be calling him tomorrow, but it looks pretty good for us the meet at 11:30pm, Sunday night, and I will start my swim 12:30am (June 30th)... I could be done by noon-time if I get decent condition and I stay focused,
Everything is falling into place for my 15th and American Record setting swim.
I'll be in touch tomorrow.
Dream, Prepare, Succeed.