We walked the full length of the beach and I undressed to get in. Stepping into the water, it felt colder than it had the day before without a doubt. Having swum for about 15 minutes, my temperature gauge on my watch levelled out at 16 Degrees Centigrade. That's a full 2 Degrees Centigrade less than the day before. It's funny but swimming in all the different temperatures over the past couple of years, your body starts to recognise a 1 Degree Centigrade water temperature change.
Above: Swimming in the calm sea on Day 2. There was one "rocky" area which was where a pipe went out to sea. The water wasn't very clear, so I had to look out for it every day to ensure I didn't swim into it.
I swum the full 3KM stretch with the tide, with the ever present Beccy walking along side on the beach and taking photos. Reaching the end, I spun round in the sea (not stopping swimming) and headed back against the tide towards our apartments. You could certainly feel the difference. Beccy was walking slower, and the buildings on the promenade didn't seem to move as fast. However, it was a really enjoyable swim, and I completed the 4KM swim in 50 minutes. As I got out, Beccy took the picture below.
Getting out after the swim to have a drink on the beach, I kept looking at the gap between Gibraltar and Africa, and wondered what you would need to do to swim it. That would be a question for the Kevin Murphy or Alison Streeter when I got back home!
Total distance for the week so far (2 Days): 7,000 Metres.