First Swim in the English Channel

Matt, Nate and I arrived in England yesterday!  We had quite an adventure getting the car (upgraded to a Mercedes – nice).  I drew the short straw and had the pleasure of driving on the opposite side of the car and the road.  All in all, I didn’t do too badly – except I kept veering to the left.  I did run into quite a number of curbs and bushes…but we arrived in Deal in one piece, albeit a little tired from the flight and the drive.

I was very eager to get into the English Channel.   So, we got settled in the house and headed to the beach.  As you will see from the video, the beach in Deal is rocky and is on a high slope.  The wind was blowing pretty hard and I was pleased to get into the water as I’ve been thinking about this moment for a very long time.  Nate decided to get in with me and we headed towards Dover first.  We could see Walmer Castle from the water and the White Cliffs of Dover…it was awesome!  The water temp was about 63 (warmer than what I had expected) and it was salty (about what I expected).  It was great to get in the water and I felt really good – great for the psyche!!

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2 Responses to First Swim in the English Channel

  1. Mom says:

    This is awesome and so exciting.

  2. Barbara Sears says:

    Barbara Ann

    You go girl! What an adventure. Looking forward to all your posts.

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