I arrived in Germany last night (1 Sept) after spending most of the day transiting from Istanbul via Zurich - and most of that at airports.
Still trying to come to grips with what happened in Canakkale. Mixed feelings of failure/disappointment and relief that I am still alive and intact. I should accept that to do the swim in those conditions may well have been disastrous for me and lots of others. Nature and the weather are what they are, nicht?
I am about to book my flight to Lake Orta in Italy for a few days next week. More determined than ever now to get that swimtour up and running for the next European summer. So tell everyone you know - gentle water conditions guaranteed (sort of).