Get set

Ok , so here is the latest, in brief . 

I start my swim at Samphire Hoe, Dover at around 10.30am on Monday 18th July

Tim is driving me down from London at around 6am. 

Due to delays in the swim start date, Steven Ball is unfortunately no longer able to join us to document/ respond to the swim. 

However, I’m pleased to say, the artist and researcher , John Hartley is coming instead. https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/content/john-hartley

John is a PhD researcher at Falmouth and co-director of the international arts agency Difference Exchange. He has an interest in swimming and performance  and intends to respond to the swim, approaching it from variety of perspectives using video, sound and  speech. I’m excited that he is coming along and very much looking forward to seeing what he comes up with.

I expect the swim will take between 12-15 hours, give or take a bit. We probably won’t get back to Dover until 3 am Tuesday.

The sea temperature this morning was 16.8 degrees. Lots of sunshine. water smooth, calm and silky 

Today in hackney the humidity has brought on a bit of a chesty cough. I hope it clears soon. 

Meanwhile, I’m staying in the shade and drinking lots of water.

Tim says it’s looks like I’m going to have the best conditions anyone could possibly wish for.

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