Speaking as a Coldologist…

Here’s a 20 minutes long video of almost nothing happening. You don’t have to watch it all. The  YouTube poster says: “In this demonstration I show how using advanced meditative skills one can remain warm and comfortable in temperatures well below freezing.” So the guy claims this is difficult, and that sitting without clothes in…

Tragic Loss in the English Channel

Tragic Loss in the English Channel Today Dear Swimmers, It is with great sadness the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation confirms the death an Irish swimmer whist attempting a solo crossing of the English Channel early this morning. Páraic Casey from Cork, Ireland began his swim at 9.13am on Saturday morning and was just 1km from the…

Crazy water in the English Channel

I’ve watched a lot of water and I’ve been in my share. Heavy waves on Crab Island, 11 metres swell in a cross wind on the west coast, Pacific Beach in San Diego and San Francisco, howling onshores on the north Scottish coast, the North Sea and Cornwall and I live on the Irish South…

Be an Ocean Hero

Make the pledge. Honestly, I remain less than 100% convinced. I guess the people who will sign already do what they can anyway. But it can’t do any harm, and will surely help a few people to focus.

Updates continue on the Penny Palfrey story.

If you were interested in the Penny Palfrey story yesterday, then it is important you continue to follow it. I said yesterday I had seen a lot of vitriol thrown online at Penny and crew and I said we needed to wait for the full story. Apparently even that was unacceptable for some, it’s always…