Penny Palfrey on Open Water Wednesday
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Penny’s successful MolokaiChannel swim came on a day aftera restless night when she wasunable to sleep. Unexpectedlyprevented from sleeping becauseof tsunami warnings, she wasevacuated from her hotel beforeshe could lay down to sleep thenight before her attempt. The 9.0-magnitude earthquake in Japan had stirred up the PacificOcean like nothing in recent times.But Mother Nature was running upagainst a focused, determinedAustralian grandmother.Penny is now on her way to makeanother record attempt – a 68-mileopen ocean crossing from LittleCayman Island to Grand CaymanIsland in the Caribbean Sea.A queen of the sea, Penny exhibitsthe physical toughness, the mentalstrength and the carefulpreparation of a world-classadventurer.© 2011 by Open Water Sourcewww.openwatersource.com
Penny successfully crossed the MolokaiChannel – fighting currents and wavesthroughout the 11 hour swim. 30minutes of hard swimming followed by aquick 10-second feeding break. Over andover again until she walked onshore inOahu.