When I woke up this morning the waves were still crushing dangerously and we waited a couple of hours before we could make a decision. During that time the wind speed decreased and the waves became less dangerous to launch the dinghy.
So, we let our team on land at Seeker know that we would schedule our swim launch at around noon, so we could organize live stream on Facebook to celebrate the crossing of the 1,000 nautical miles marker.
Everybody was on deck for the live stream, Paul introduced everybody, asked questions and then I jumped in the water to cover the last miles to reach the marker.
Ty and James were on the dinghy. In the fourth hour, the crew from our sailboat dropped a pole in the water at the 1,000 miles marker. On that pole they had attached 4 signs with arrows pointing to the directions, it had: Japan 1,000 nm, International Space Station 220 nm, USA 3,600 nm, and Ocean Floor 2 nm. I added the Explorers Club flag #207 to the pole
Finally, after the last difficult days of fighting the northern current, I made it to the 1,000 miles maker and swam up to today a total of 1,251 miles.
Overcast (could coverage 6/8)
Wind speed: 15 kts
Wind direction: ESE
Waves height: 4 m
Waves direction: N
Water temperature: 27°C