I started my day with a heavy breakfast. Maks was on the first watch and he always tries to fat me up (or juice me up) and put extra carbohydrates in my food. He even gave me a big protein shake that I couldn’t finish. I felt it in the first hours of my swim.
Today was a unique day, Yoav, our skipper was on the dinghy with James. Ty, our first mate, took over his responsibility on our sailboat.
Two days ago, a small tired bird landed on our boat. It was the same kind we tried to rescue a few weeks ago, a storm petrel. This time we were successful, after spending two days in our sail locker, it regained its strength and took off this morning.
We had good conditions, but other than the usual plastic debris I did not see much in the water, just a small black and white striped fish, about two inches long, stayed right below me swimming in between my arms for few minutes.
It was a good day, I swam 9 hours and 20 minutes, the longest thus far.
Sunny (could coverage 1/8)
Wind speed: 8 kts
Wind direction: S
Waves height: 0.5 m
Waves direction: SE
Water temperature: 26.1°C