This photo was taken on the way to Dover to pick up Jock. Simon looking a bit tired and hungry already! (8pm on 24th June)
5.37am on the day of the stand up paddle crossing from England to France, it’s a bit foggy!
A quick carb loading stop at 6.45am
Unloading the van at 8am. Fog is being burnt off and it’s getting hot!
Loading the boat at 8.30am – the wind is onshore – doh!
On the boat at 9am, heading to Sampire Hoe, ready for a 9.30am start.
The white cliffs of Dover!
Who forgot their compass?
And they’re off. Eliot Steams ahead from the start!
Simon powering away from the cliffs
30 mins in, 3.5knt average, southerley wind, swimmer has just left Dover as well. All good so far
Jock starts and is going strong. Speed up to 4.2kts.
Entering the shipping lane in the fog, not ideal!
Heading over the choppy water on a sandbar!