As you can see the team are still in very good spirits.
It was time to leave the Iliovasilema hotel which had served us well during the last 3 days.
We watched the locals working and took photos, I can imagine how annoying this must be to them!
We performed some morning exercises
And admired the view
Skipper Aki sailed us to Ano Koufonisi for the morning swim: a baby crossing.
Phil's morning briefing
Agata said: No Paparzzi please
Marcus admired the View
Stephen worked on his tan
Phil talked about the mysterious Keros (not an ex Girlfriend but an island)
To Pee or Not to Pee
Most swimmers agree that cold water not only makes you shiver but also have a strong desire to goto the toilet. If you are wearing a swimming costume in the ocean this is trivial. But for marcus with a wetsuit, not so easy. Unless you want to pee into your closed wetsuit (I'll never do that) it means getting out of the water, onto the boat or close to dry land and doing the necessary.
The original crossing that was planned cancelled due to bad weather so instead we made the above mini crossing.
I was working on my stroke, in particular a more correct left arm movement (not crossing centreline of body) as it entered the water.
However, for the last 30 minutes all Marcus could think about was going for a Pee! At swim end there was a record rapid ascent into the boat and instantaneous wetsuit removal in order to goto the toilet!
Very choppy waters but in a thick wesuit well marcus was invulerable, Agata practically froze though.
We swam into some nice caves
Now it was time for our new hotel in Koufonisi
The local romeo
Nicola and Phil
Welcome to Hotel Paradise Resort
The Hotel seemed fine so after unpacking Marcus and Agata went for a quick run to the port and back. Agata is running on Vibram shoes so we try to stick to tarmac roads.
Even by Swiss standards we waited an eternity for food at a nearby restaurant. First it was so windy that we all ended up moving tables, but if you click to enhance this photograph you will see a group of anxious faces thinking, just where is the dinner!
Another fine day with 2 swims and move to the new island of Koufonisi.