Friday, 24 August 2012

Cold feet...

...more like cold body!

I can't believe the swim is nearly upon us.  Been spending time with Carlos, Paul and my Dad over the past 2 days doing some last minute route checking and fine tuning.

I am very fortunate to have such a great team of committed and intelligent people behind this swim, without it, it wouldn't ever have been possible.

My team will consist of:
Sean - Captain
Paul - Swim Manager
Carlos - Navigation
Joe - Navigation
Jon - life blood of the boat and the swim
Mark - Communications man.... know something about everything.  Except about women.
Gerard - Coordinator & planner in Ballycastle.
Gary - Observer

Back home we have:
Bernie - communications HQ
Lauren - ghost writer extraordinaire!

Thanks guys... will try to make it all worth while!


1 comment:

  1. Wayne, you’re actually making this happen!

    If anyone can do it, YOU CAN! You’re the most extraordinarily focussed human being, and I applaud and admire you for that! May all your energy flow smoothly as you battle the elements out there.

    And strength to your stalwart team, especially the JF spotters. What happens when you spot them – do you nuke them or divert them with a fishing net?

    Strength, strength, strength! May this be the greatest adventure yet!



Wayne likes pork pies and Guinness. He likes routine and predictability. He loves his family. He's 40+, short(ish), balding and battling with waistline expansion. He's been known to occasionally play a good round of golf, likes to tinker with 'stuff' and has rescued a group of friends from the African wild by fixing a Land Rover with a jellybaby.

He's never been a great fan of physical exertion. In short (apart from the jellybaby incident), Wayne is an ordinary person. And he's about to do something really amazingly, astoundingly and astonishingly extra-ordinary. He's going to swim the the treacherous, never-been-swum-before channel between Kintyre (Scotland) and Ballycastle (Ireland). For charity. This is his story.