|Fair Dinkum Seals – The “oort, oort” kind, not the Navy kind|
|Sunday, 16 October, 2011|
|remind him that the finish point was actually in Quarry Bay, approximately 45degrees east of where he was pointing…it was at this point we realised the course was probably not the best marked out, which would make “sighting” (looking where you’re going whilst swimming) a lot more difficult. And so we stripped off to matching FD mankini’s and were quickly spotted by HK media with true to form results – newspaper media coverage (below).|
|As we swam, it was inevitable to take in some water, which was surprisingly non-odorous and litter / object free (Phil – thanks for not flushing till after 10am). Visibility was also good and in the bright sunshine, everything felt great! Unfortunately, the poor marking of the course came to play as many of us found it difficult to know which barge to swim for to turn, which side to swim by and whether to aim for the Fireboat Alexander Ship or the pavillions in Quarry Bay Park to finish.
Regardless, we all soon arrived at the finish point, safe and sound but fully charged from the whole fun of it!! We had just saved an $8.90 MTR train fare!!! Yee-ha! Even better though was that we saw some of you at the end to give us a pat on the back, which made it all worth while.
Thanks again for your thoughts and support.
FD Seals (Ooort! Oort!)
Wynnie, Duncan, Jon, Simon, Chowy