The boat ride backs brings many feeling, for Dave mainly the feeling of accomplishing a goal and of course of not swimming. Dave made it to the finish end looking chipper as ever, great job from the entire crew
The fog is now enveloped us making line of sight maybe a quarter mile. This factor might be bumming Dave out a bit because land appears to be a life time away, but it’s not. He’s still swimming well but is getting tired (wonder why). The feeding are still going well with the occasional joke thrown in. A pirate, ok not a pirate but a huge cargo ship passed behind us about .25 miles. Man they are big. Keep watching the map because the home stretch is coming up.
So we’re over half way now. Recently we’ve been spotted by a pod of dolphins who hung around for about 20 minutes. They only appeared to show off their jumping skills and after the curiosity faded, they were gone. Feeding now seem to be a fairly well oiled machine with Dave taking about 30-40 seconds to complete. Dave has maintained good spirits and although is looking a bit more tired that when he started is still going strong. Out here we’ve seemed to hit some magical point that we cannot see any land mass and are surrounded by a gray dull cloud. I have no fear as when we see land it will be closer than expected. And Dave swims on.
So we’re several hours into it and things are going as smoothly as I think they could. Chip and Greg are out in water supporting. There’s a bit of a chop and Dave’s definitely getting a little frustrated with it but nothing anyone can do. So we march on into a hopeful sunrise