Date: 15-03-2019 Collaborations: Navy, Hanga Roa Hospital, Nanaky yacht -Nautica Rapa Nui, Kayak Rapa Nui, Hotel Hotu Matua, Discover Agency, People on board: Sarah Houston, Rentia Denissen, John McCarthy, Marta Vigoroux, Hian Schneider, Juan Gustavo
An Eyewitness account of Sarah Ferguson’s world first circumnavigation swim of Easter Island -By John McCarthy Contents Prologue The end A big idea Wiping the slate clean Show time Mataveri Kavi – Kavi, the Birdman
On Saturday after the swim, Sarah and I were treated to a massage. On Sunday I had another massage and we had a slow morning. Sarah slept like a champion and I brought her breakfast.
This trip has been nothing short of a whirlwind and I am sure a life changing experience. It will take me months to fully process and absorb what went down during our time there. There
We headed to the hotel to scrub the sun cream off and collapse into bed. I finished swimming at 3.15am on March the 16th in a time of 19 hours and 8 minutes after 63.5km
The Easter Island swim has been the toughest I’ve done, and I really had to dig deep. On March 15, as dawn was still to make an appearance, my team and I readied ourselves for
Our day started with a morning routine – just as I like and need for things to be when training or preparing for any big swim. It was 8am and we had the privilege of seeing a beautiful sunrise as we swam
Yesterday morning I woke up very tired, so I stayed at home went to bed at 9pm and woke up at 7am. I felt a bit better, and did a 3km swim with Sarah and
With the swim being so foreign in a foreign country, there are loads of logistics to arrange. Camilla from Plastic Oceans Chile has been a tremendous asset co-ordinating permits from the municipality, navy and mayor.