Today we had to pack all our food and luggage for the next 3 days as we were going to be staying in Tugela Mouth resort for the final 3 days of the swim. I
I woke up early on Monday and the first thing I did was check my heart rate. It had already dropped by Sunday afternoon but I was still worried it may have shot up again.
I had a solid 8 hours sleep and woke with a high resting heart rate. I didn’t feel fabulous but figured I could swim. I wanted to swim but I was also aware that this
When a friend of mine sent me a poster advertising the trail, my first thought was that I would swim the 1st leg- Durban to Umdloti. I have been wanting to swim that route for
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