THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR ALL YOUR GOOD WISHES, ENCOURAGEMENT, PRAYERS AND CONGRATULATIONS!
We made it in 16 hours 50 min 58 min – thanks to Eddie, my amazing pilot and crew and Ann-Carin, super-enthusiastic, competent and positive helper!
Landed right on the Cap in the dark, felt like sacred Channel swimmers ground! Was not sure till the last half hour whether currents would not have us do a couple of more hours and whether I would be able to make it qt all. But I felt strong till the end, the water was almost warm towards France, and air temps were up during the day and even the early night in France was balmy (last nigh had been freezing I believe).
Now hot bath, some sleep and on….
Here some more photos of the big day – the weather gods were definitely with us!: Photo-Gallery (you can choose slide show mode on the left)
Good luck for the rest of your thriatlon-journey. You can do it, you will do it, it is already done!
“Today’s impossible dreams tomorrow give birth to not only possible but also inevitable realities.” (Sri Chinmoy)
Hello Vasanti, amazing, congratulations! What an inspiring acheivement. I have followed some of your blog over the last few years, and have enjoyed hearing of your dedicated goals. This is a supreme example of Sri Chinmoy`s self transcending aproach to our lives.
Watching the tracker during the day was brilliant, and friends and I were feeling one with your experience. Urging you on.
In 1990, I was in London Centre, and made a crossing in 16hr15 mins. These last two years I have been Lake swimming again, and the inspiration sites have been an uplifting source.
Good luck with the cycle and the run! Incredible.