Early hours of Tuesday morning we all set off from our various parts of the country (Suffolk, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Northumberland) to the Stena ferry at Cairnryan, Scotland.
After a short walk on the beach testing the water and looking for jellyfish we boarded the ferry.
The ferry was a short 2 1/2 hour sail, which gave us plenty of time to look at the North Channel and the route we will be swimming. We also started a jellyfish watch/ count. I was very pleased that whilst there was quite a few, not as many as we had feared!
There was also some interesting information on the boat about the North Channel
Sarah T became famous on the boat and was quizzed by some Canadians about our swim, which really seemed to confuse them!
After such a long day, we arrived at our accommodation around 19:00 after a quick stop of for essentials, to find we have a sea view!
So now we are waiting for our tide window to open on Friday the 21st. The weather is not looking hopeful, and we may not be able to start until Sunday; But as long as we are able to get in before midday next Tuesday, we are still on!