Met Prince Charles today - in my shorts and flip flops.

I was a keynote speaker at the Ocean Plastics Solutions Day at St Agnes in Cornwall, organised by Surfers Against Sewage.

The Prince of Wales listened attentively as I explained what we were doing, and why it is important to make sure the oceans are as clean as they can be, as we battle problems like single use plastics.


Not ideal conditions today - there were lots of jellfyfish blooms and rain squalls along the way.

Yesterday's final swim was a disappointment. We picked the wrong current to follow around the last section of The Lizard - the most southerly point in Great Britain - so after one hour and 20 minutes of hard graft, I'd made virtually no progress.


After the poor swim, we anchored out at sea so we could catch an early tide this morning.

However, we finally found success! Our craft's skipper, Stephen Praetorius, and I managed to locate the missing offshore current, which meant I could fly 3.4 miles (5.5km) in one hour and 20 minutes.

We are now back on track and we are definitely one happy crew again.

My support vessel Aquila has travelled to Falmouth for much needed water and supplies. We are now down to our emergency water rations.


I went out again this evening and swam straight into a good current, swimming 3.2 miles (5.1km).

A pod of four dolphins including two young ones joined me for a few minutes, and were only metres away.

I could hear their clicking under the surface.

6.6 miles (10.6km)