• Freedom,  Ocean inspiration,  Uncategorized,  Water sports,  Ways to the ocean

    Four seasons to a dream

    It was a cold January winter day when I stood on the platform at Cap Gris Nez and tried to look for the other side of the Channel.  The blue amazed me, this icy, blue sky was merging with the blue water. There were no white cliffs I could witness on the horizon, only my thoughts if I will ever swim there and end up where I was standing right now. A dream went out over the Channel, my birthday wish. It was spring when we got into lockdown and I had to stop my training, but I never gave up on my dream. I drove in my car to…

  • Freedom,  Ocean inspiration,  Uncategorized,  Water sports,  Ways to the ocean

    Freedom is waiting on the other shore

    In the elements of the ocean πŸŒŠπŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŒŠ 22. September 2020 I started my swim at 01.55 at Samphire Hoe, with shaky knees and a pitch black night and sea waiting for me.Before I got into the water I felt cold and was scared about what was lying ahead of me.As soon as I entered the water this feeling of being cold went away, the water felt warm and I only had to swim 50m to the shore, getting out of the water, feeling the pebbles under my feet.When I heard the sound of the boat’s horn I jumped into the dark water and took off to swim the Channel. There…

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