All creamed up and no where to go

Disappointment this morning. We arrived at the port and there was a lot of discussion and finally Rafael and the boat captain said it was way too windy and they said it would be too dangerous. So the swim is cancelled. 

Rob hearing the bad news and trying to talk Rafael into going.

 But no………. Perhaps Sunday when the wind has gone. Real anticlimax for the red team. Yellow team were disappointed for them but I think secretly happy they went first yesterday. 

So off to the White cafe for coffee/ breakfast. Steve ,Rob, Cameron and Chris had a swim at the very cold beach and it was painfully cold Steve said. 

Rob and Cameron all creamed ready to go. 

So more apprehension as we now wait till Sunday! I guess we always knew it could be a wait. But to have one team finish is making it hard. Oh well. 

Now we are planning what we’ll do for the next day or two and get ready again! 

Morning of the swim

I got up fairly early for here – my nerves are on edge I think. I just want it over. 

I went for a walk to find eggs ! It’s hard to know how much they want to eat before such a big swim. They need a fair bit but neither like to eat much before a swim but they will be going for 5 hours or so. I just hope the currents haven’t got worse and they get swept too far along the coast. 

The walk through Tarifa this morning was lovely. It’s quiet and peaceful. Unlike at night. Tarifa is a typical Spanish town that comes to life at night. We haven’t been eating till 9.30 and that’s early by comparison. We see families just arriving when we are on our way back home. I have a feeling that when the swim is done Rob and Jordan will join the partying people. Perhaps not the ones who walk past our window at 1am on their way down into the town. The bars must close around 7 am because we hear them returning  as we’re waking up. There is a lot of singing, calling out Hola Hola! This is the price you pay for staying in the old town, but it’s the best place to be. So alive,  so colourful,  so much fun. 

This is the boat we’ll take off on today. Wish us luck!