Today we had favorable weather conditions, yes it felt good to wake up and see the winds and waves had subsided.
During part of the morning we sailed back to our waypoint, once we got there Maria was ready to handle the paddles and lead me eastward. Within the first few minutes of swimming, in a lonely curious fish came close to me. It didn’t take long before it disappeared into the deep blue. I was back into my swim routine; a feeding break every hour with my ration of LyoFood soup and bread, and the rest of the time, my big blue screen in front of my eyes on which I was projecting my own movies that I was creating. I spent a lot of time laying on the grass in a park. As the sun was setting, the visibility under water was reduced and it was time to stop swimming for the day. Seeker got next to us for my last strokes. Suddenly a long grey shape appeared to my left 10 to 15 meters below me. I instantaneously thought about a shark. I froze and focused on the linear shape, the flank shined in the last sun rays and revealed a beautiful sword fish. It was longer than me and my fins, it was massive. After gliding to my left, it turned and came back below me and then moved closer to the surface and fired to my right. He was definitely checking me out, he moved slowly and very close to me, we were only about 5 meters apart. I didn’t swim toward him and stayed still were I was,
I didn’t want the sword fish to feel threatened and charge me. Then he just disappeared in the big blue like the morning fish did.