I'm not much of a twitter-er, but I have to admit that it was great to keep everyone updated while I swim. Two years ago we only had a mobile with a dead battery. My crew made calls to Tony back in London, who then updated my blog. This time we had smart phones with GPS and cameras. We'll be twittering video on the next swim.
Here are the twitter updates that Dave sent out while I was swimming. It's nice to have this record of what was happening while I was swimming.
9:54 AM Aug 7th
Swim will start approx 10 pm BST tonight. Swimmer and crew are napping before the long haul to France & back
4:12 PM Aug 7th
Dori is in her swim costume and her crew are on the Seafarer II
6:58 PM Aug 7th
Tough swimming at night in lumpy waters.
7:20 PM Aug 7th
Dori is a trooper. Current location.
7:44 PM Aug 7th
Into the SW shipping lane.
8:52 PM Aug 7th
just finished a feeding. she's keeping it down. needs to be warmer
9:43 PM Aug 7th
Just had her feeding in the separation zone about 10 minutes ago.
9:48 PM Aug 7th
9:50 PM Aug 7th
Where are we?
10:17 PM Aug 7th
Halfway point. In the northeast shipping lane. She ask for vitamin I on next feed.
August 7, 2010 10:33:28 PM EDT
Meteor shower and moon slivers in the night sky as Dori swims.
August 7, 2010 11:15:35 PM EDT
16.5C water temp and 15C air temps. @mattcoarr asked. Watching the moon reappear.
August 7, 2010 11:31:51 PM EDT
Sky is getting brighter!
August 7, 2010 11:34:59 PM EDT
Seas getting heavier. Was calmer for a few hours at least.
August 8, 2010 12:02:45 AM EDT
August 8, 2010 12:16:03 AM EDT
our expert and supremely helpful CSPF observers. Many thanks for the advice!
August 8, 2010 12:42:03 AM EDT
Shoulder hurts. Tired. Not fun...
August 8, 2010 1:02:40 AM EDT
had to maneuver around this bouy. She's getting coke and vu with her medicine next.
August 8, 2010 2:02:09 AM EDT
French coast near, choppy / lumpy seas. Swallowed some water.
August 8, 2010 2:49:07 AM EDT
Last feeding of Percy pigglets and jelly belly's was a success! Chases of diluted gu (plain) wasn't as enthusiastically consumed.
August 8, 2010 2:50:45 AM EDT
Jane reports a water temp of a balmy 17.8C
August 8, 2010 2:54:02 AM EDT
epic wind day, if you were sailing a sailboat...
August 8, 2010 3:53:52 AM EDT
10:38:30 to France!
August 8, 2010 4:22:35 AM EDT
swimming back to Dover after a two donuts break, eaten in the water after clearing the lobster pots near store.
August 8, 2010 4:23:49 AM EDT
she says this is harder than Watson bay!
August 8, 2010 6:56:04 AM EDT
After about 13 hrs Dori shoulder just was better. We all decided it was best to save for future swims. We are all proud of yet amazing swim!
August 8, 2010 7:07:13 AM EDT
Dori is deeply touched by everyone's comments and encouragement. Thank you! Sorry for the typos courtesy of @makattack
August 9, 2010 5:23:31 PM EDT
Thank you to my ace crew, Dave and Tony, pilot Chris and his crew and observers Jane and Gary. It was a great experience. I will be back!