|Angela's friend Saffa at Dover Harbour where Angela did a lot of her training.|
|Angela getting ready leaving Dover Marina|
|Shipping lane on the Horizon|
1045 Pace swimmer James enters the water for his first hour of accompanying Angela.
As we entered the South West Lane, Dover Coastguard informed us that 2 tugs - En Avant 1 and Serval - are towing barges in our general vicinity and on the next traffic broadcast gave our position with the information that we are escorting a swimmer and have limited manoeuvrability. A small tanker 90m long called Arklow Venture passes astern.
1140 A container ship from the VFB Line - CMA CGM Hydra - passes our bow. It is 347m long. Felixtowe is one of the few ports that can service the biggest of the World's shipping and a new terminal has recently been completed that will be able to accommodate Maersk's new Super E class that will be 400m long.
1340 - 1350 Bsle Star and Viking Diep pass behind us.
In the next hour a number of ships pass us in the North East Lane: MSC Regina (259m); Euro Squall, Tegesos; YM Unison (330m).
|France in sight|
|France here I come|
Cap Gris Nez is also very rocky so landing can present difficulties, especially in rough sea and windy conditions.
|Cap Gris Nez from the Boulogne side|
2140 In the lane behind us a Container ship from the VFB Line makes its way up the North East Lane - CMA CGM Pegasus - it is 363m long.