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It's not all rubbish...

Today marks my final day on board the Cap Finistére after four weeks of working as part of ORCAs Wildlife Officer programme. It has been an absolute pleasure and I would like to thank both ORCA and Brittany Ferries for having me on board. 1,253 more words

'I must have looked pretty scary': Alberta swimmer recounts getting lost on Okanagan Lake on record-breaking attempt

A long-distance swimmer’s sudden disappearance on Okanagan Lake shocked his support team, but perhaps equally startled was the caretaker who answered a knock on his cabin door in the middle of the night and found a dripping, grease-covered man in a swimsuit. 598 more words


Brief History of Port St. Peter, Channel Island

The Channel Islands were formed 6,000 BCE as the ocean levels rose. Initially it was just farmers, and there was an ancient trading post at one time, but Europeans fleeing Roman armies ended here, as well. 175 more words

And So It Begins....

Question; What do you get when you cross an ‘all or nothing’ persona, a BBC documentary and your partner saying “You could do that”?

Answer; Me booking myself an English Channel swim. 588 more words

Channel Swimming

August 17, 1978: Give 'Em Helium

Three Americans from New Mexico completed the first transatlantic balloon flight, landing in a barley field 60 miles from Paris, 138 hours and six minutes after lifting off from Presque Isle, Maine. 265 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Hot Coffee by Moonlight: the Birth of Marathon Swimming. Part 3 - Agnes Beckwith & Captain Webb's First Channel Attempt

Kathy Watkin’s book The Crossing, (reviewed here), is the only currently available biography of Captain Matthew Webb. It is required reading for any English Channel Aspirant and certainly for anyone interested in the history of the sport of swimming as a whole, not just Channel swimming. 791 more words

Open Water Swimming