Bac Lava: We set off from Grimsby Docks with Pete our pilot to swim from Spurn to Cleethorpes across the Humber, the second most treacherous, navigable river in the world.
The weather was perfect, the water temperature were above20�C. Waiting on the beach whistling the tune to Robinson Crusoe - he sailed from Hull, a short hop from - as large ships go by.
Suddenly, Pete gives us the nod and we are off!
The current takes hold as we round the point and start moving, out to sea. The shipping lane and deep water channel run very close to Spurn and big ships pass very close. Pete leads us expertly across and soon we are amongst the ships at anchor. Now there is no time to lose. About half-way across, seals join us and two hours in, and at the second fort, we turn and start swimming against the waves, alongside the beach until Pete shouts at us to 'Stand up!'. We have finished.
We are waist deep here, but it is difficult to hold the boat with the current, and as we head back, suddenly find ourselves aground on a sand bar. We eventually arrive at the dock in darkness only to find ourselves locked-out, but pleased with the day nonetheless.