Today was a day of ironing out the swim procedures. This involved working out communication between me in the water and my team, adhering to the verification protocols, working out actual distance covered versus distance swum - it's difficult to swim in an exact straight line.

In total I manage to cover 6 miles (9.8km) of my journey, although this is less than the actual distance I swam.

This was the first day when all nine members of the campaign were on board, and over the next few days we will learn much about the teamwork and processes that will help us get through the entire expedition.

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Another first today was my first jellyfish sting. It got me right on the crotch.

We ended the day by sitting at anchorage just off Mousehole, finishing up dinner and getting in an early sleep before we move back to the GPS point at 4.30 am for the next swim at 6.00am.

6 miles (9.8km)