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THIS YEAR’S MS CHALLENGES:
Namu & Beyond
This will be my third year swimming in the Great Bear Rainforest. Year 1 I swim from Ocean Falls to Bella Bella – a 50km swim over 2 days. Last year I spent some time in Lama Pass working my way from Bella Bella to Namu. On day one of the swim I encountered some crazy currents and on day 2 a whale swam directly beneath me. I will be returning this year to complete my journey to Namu and swim further down the coast to the Hakai Institute. I hope to complete 60 kilometres over 2 days. You can learn more here.
Juan de Fuca Double Crossing
At the end of July 2017 I completed a swim across Juan de Fuca Strait – from Port Angeles USA to Victoria Canada. The swim was approximately 33 kilometres and the water temperature between 11 and 13C (51 to 55F). I am the 7th person to swim the strait without the assistance of a wetsuit. This year I will atempt the first ever double crossing of Juan de Fuca Strait. You can learn more here.