I woke up around 6 am, I wasn’t too stiff, and overall had a good night. My night was interrupted by my midnight meal, a plate of pasta and my regular bathroom stops.
I went on deck and found Yoav, our skipper making adjustments to the sails. We had drifted over night more than expected and had to sail back to the spot I finished my swim the previous day. It took us a good part of the morning to get back to our position and unfortunately I know I would not have a full day of swimming. Ty was at the helm for most part of the morning and spotted a 3 foot long shark.
I was a little anxious before going in the water not because of the shark but because of the water temperature, I put an extra layer on and hope it would be enough to keep me warm.
Ty and Maks were on the RHIB and lead me in the right direction. The extra layer did the trick. After the first two hours I was back into my routine, letting my imagination guide me into my parallel universe. On the deep blue static backdrop in front of my eyes, images of my family started to form.
Every 30 minutes, Ty and Maks stopped me to feed me, Maks had some warm soup ready, my stomach enjoyed that.
My hands felt the cold each time they were out of the water and the top of my shoulder as well. It started raining and the air was colder than the water. During my feeding time, I noticed that Ty and Maks started to put on more layers and our visibility started to diminish.
After about 5 hours Maks grabbed my hands to assess my body temperature, his hands were colder than mine. Both of them looked pretty miserable and were getting cold. Since our visibility was dropping and we were losing light I decided to swim another 1/2 hour before stopping for the day, at times we could not see Seeker, stopping was a wise thing to do.
Before going to bed we got another report from our weather routing partner that warned us of the system they have been tracking, it was developing faster and stronger than expected.
time: 03:18 UTC
position: 035°45.379N / 141°03.808E
time: 8:27 UTC
position: 035°52.808N / 141°22.237E