What a perfect day to resume the swim. We got back to the swim point at around 10 a.m. Everybody was excited. Everything around us was very calm, the ocean was flat with no wind. We had those conditions only once or twice before. Maks was in the kayak ready for me to jump off Seeker. Paul was in the water as well with a GoPro to capture my first strokes underwater.
I jumped and I first felt the warmth of the water. Maria monitored the temperature and at the end of the day, she told me that it almost reached 28 degrees C.
The visibility was amazing, I could see at least 15 meters down below me. The color of the water was a light blue unlike what we usually experience. The translation of Kuroshio means black current. From the deck usually, the water looks black but not today.
Within the first 5 minutes of the swim a school of colorful fish from different types gathered right below me and followed the streamline. It felt as if I was swimming in an aquarium. I took it as a welcome from the sea. During the rest of the day, a few fish came from time to time and swam below me.
Ty, on the dinghy, came to check on us throughout the day, bringing with him different crew members. While I was swimming the crew took also advantage of those calm conditions to swim beside Seeker. James took the drone out and got some amazing overheads shots.
But even during this perfect day, plastic debris were around us and reminded us why we were here. Maks and I retrieved two big floating buoys. Small fish were living below them. Once we pulled them out of the water, the fish found shelter below me. Once I resumed swimming only the bigger one stayed with me for few minutes and then disappeared.
If I have learned something about the weather conditions is that they never stay the same, I keep my fingers crossed and hope for a calm day tomorrow.
Miles Swam: 23 NMHours Swam: 8 hrs 20 min
SINCE DAY 1
MILES SWAM: 632 NM
HOURS SWAM: 210 hrs
MILES TO GO: 4368