Monthly Archives: September 2011

My Name Amongst the Greats at The White Horse Pub in Dover

A year ago I found out that Channel Swimmers are allowed to sign their names on the ceiling of a grand old pub in Dover called the White Horse. A year ago I sank a very nice pint and took … Continue reading

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Peter Windridge-France Swims the Channel – I can hardly believe it!

On Saturday 24th of September 2011 I swum the English Channel. I can hardly believe it! Here’s the story of how the day panned out…………… After waiting for a week for my swim window, I finally got the chance to … Continue reading

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What Do You Take With You For A Channel Swim?

So, since I’m still waiting, I’m killing time doing videos for¬†posterity! Here’s my summary video of kit we’re taking………… So now you know how much stuff we’re taking — let’s hope all this planning actually gets used……….I don’t even want … Continue reading

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Not long now, surely?

OK. Now I’m worried. Not about swimming the channel. I’m worried about NOT getting the CHANCE to swim the channel. After all this training, all the Dover weekends, all the plannign and organising, the formation of the team………………the worst thing … Continue reading

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How to Distract Yourself in Dover whilst Waiting For A Channel Swim…………..

Thank God for my Uncle Chris! I’m waiting for a decent weather slot before I swim the English Channel, and the British weather is being it’s usual fickle self. Chris’s constant challenge is to think of things to do to … Continue reading

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Waiting waiting waiting

Well, the weather in the channel is currently very choppy with 45 mph wind blowing the wrong way! Needless to say, my pilot (the skipper who navigates the support boat next to me) is not taking me out just yet. … Continue reading

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ONE WEEK TO GO!!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE¬† TO PENNY FIELD SCHOOL! Heck. That came around quickly………….. 3 years ago, surrounded by good friends and way too many empty wine bottles, I announced that I’d like to swim the Channel. And they heard me! … Continue reading

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