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.

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After a short walk on the beach testing the water and looking for jellyfish we boarded the ferry.

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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!

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There was also some interesting information on the boat about the North Channel

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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!

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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!

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