Swam at Bondi today for about 4 hours. Water temperature was OK, cool (16) but very bearable. The conditions deteriorated during the morning as the swell picked up to 6ft and the wind chop increased making breathing difficult. A good practice swim for the conditions I am likely to experience in the Channel. A big thanks to Millie for swimming with me for the last hour.
I spoke with my boat pilot in Dover this evening. Conditions in the Channel during August have been diasterous. Very few swims have taken place and he has not been to sea since the 2nd week of August. C'est la vie! I can't impact or change the weather.