Strait as an arrow
In June 2012, I was training to swim the English Channel. I decided to use the Straits of Gibraltar as a part of that training. I set off from Tarifa in Spain on a cool and windy morning. Swimming a shipping lane is not quite the same as doing laps in the pool. With the wind in the Straits the water was quite choppy and a cool 19°C. Although I swam solo, I was accompanied by support boats from ACNEG.
The feeling of accomplishment when I reached Ahmiar Point in Morocco was great, despite the curious looks I got from some Moroccan fisherman when I walked out the water! Perhaps they thought I was lost! I think they were relieved when after a few moments of savouring my accomplishment, I swum back to the boat and returned to Spain.