Glassy sea on a beautiful Saturday in Mounts Bay, with a perfect spring tide current, which helped propel me toward Lizard Point.
The crew continued fine-tuning the jellyfish watch and are now on a rota. It is difficult to keep focus after 20 minutes and very easy to be hypnotised by the motion of the sea and you glaze over in the glare.
I have an active mind while swimming and I like to keep track of my thoughts. Occasionally I stop to shout a word or phrase for the crew to write down - something to trigger my memory later.
The stream of consciousness can get quite interesting!
Today was the first time we have encountered big ships - there was a row of three oil tankers anchored on the eastern end of the bay.
Now heading back to Mullion Cove again, we will be heading back out in the late afternoon to pick up the GPS point for the evening swim.
Overall, a phenomenal morning swim and it feels as though we are banking kilometres. All happy on board.
I am back in the water this evening and hopefully this will take us to the edge of Lizard Point.
This evening was all about the Lizard.
Do we shoot it tonight, making the best that the spring tide can give, or do we take a measured approach and leave it for the morning?
Today's swim was shorter, but fast, sometimes I was swimming at over four knots - that's 7.2 kph.
Overall another happy day, as we say goodbye to Mounts Bay.
9 miles (14.5km)