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Penny Palfrey - Open Water Wednesday

Penny Palfrey - Open Water Wednesday

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Published by Steven Munatones
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One of the most challenging channels in the world is the 26-mile Molokai Channel. This rough, tough, deep channel is between the islands of Oahu and Molokai in Hawaii. In the middle of the Pacific, swimmers face currents, whitecaps, aggressive sharks and marine life of all kinds. In the middle of the Pacific, they face massive tidal flows of water that runs between the islands – that can push swimmers off-course by miles. The Molokai Channel is not a swim easily attempted or easily achieved.

Penny Palfrey, one of the world’s greatest living adventurers, attacked this channel as she does all her swims. With a quiet confidence built on years of hard training and careful logistical planning. She pours over tidal charts and marine data. She seeks the advice of local experts and watermen of note. She calls upon her years of experience in ocean conditions that can toss her around like a rag doll.



Penny’s successful Molokai Channel swim came on a day after a restless night when she was unable to sleep. Unexpectedly prevented from sleeping because of tsunami warnings, she was evacuated from her hotel before she could lay down to sleep the night before her attempt. The 9.0-magnitude earthquake in Japan had stirred up the Pacific Ocean like nothing in recent times. But Mother Nature was running up against a focused, determined Australian grandmother.



A woman who raised three children and is now enjoying herself doing marathon swims around the world, Penny has the wisdom, patience and fortitude to dig deep. To swim in conditions that would be impossible for many. To persevere when the conditions say to get out – or never start in the first place.



Penny successfully crossed the Molokai Channel – fighting currents and waves throughout the 11 hour swim. 30 minutes of hard swimming followed by a quick 10-second feeding break. Over and over again until she walked onshore in Oahu.



Penny is now on her way to make another record attempt – a 68-mile open ocean crossing from Little Cayman Island to Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean Sea.



A queen of the sea, Penny exhibits the physical toughness, the mental strength and the careful preparation of a world-class adventurer.

Website:
http://openwatersource.com

One of the most challenging channels in the world is the 26-mile Molokai Channel. This rough, tough, deep channel is between the islands of Oahu and Molokai in Hawaii. In the middle of the Pacific, swimmers face currents, whitecaps, aggressive sharks and marine life of all kinds. In the middle of the Pacific, they face massive tidal flows of water that runs between the islands – that can push swimmers off-course by miles. The Molokai Channel is not a swim easily attempted or easily achieved.

Penny Palfrey, one of the world’s greatest living adventurers, attacked this channel as she does all her swims. With a quiet confidence built on years of hard training and careful logistical planning. She pours over tidal charts and marine data. She seeks the advice of local experts and watermen of note. She calls upon her years of experience in ocean conditions that can toss her around like a rag doll.



Penny’s successful Molokai Channel swim came on a day after a restless night when she was unable to sleep. Unexpectedly prevented from sleeping because of tsunami warnings, she was evacuated from her hotel before she could lay down to sleep the night before her attempt. The 9.0-magnitude earthquake in Japan had stirred up the Pacific Ocean like nothing in recent times. But Mother Nature was running up against a focused, determined Australian grandmother.



A woman who raised three children and is now enjoying herself doing marathon swims around the world, Penny has the wisdom, patience and fortitude to dig deep. To swim in conditions that would be impossible for many. To persevere when the conditions say to get out – or never start in the first place.



Penny successfully crossed the Molokai Channel – fighting currents and waves throughout the 11 hour swim. 30 minutes of hard swimming followed by a quick 10-second feeding break. Over and over again until she walked onshore in Oahu.



Penny is now on her way to make another record attempt – a 68-mile open ocean crossing from Little Cayman Island to Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean Sea.



A queen of the sea, Penny exhibits the physical toughness, the mental strength and the careful preparation of a world-class adventurer.

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Penny Palfrey on Open Water Wednesday
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your complete source for all things open water.
Meet PennyPalfrey
A woman who raised three childrenand is now enjoying herself doingmarathon swims around the world,Penny has the wisdom, patience andfortitude to dig deep. To swim inconditions that would be impossiblefor many. To persevere when theconditions say to get out – or neverstart in the first place.Penny successfully crossed theMolokai Channel – fighting currentsand waves throughout the 11 hourswim. 30 minutes of hard swimmingfollowed by a quick 10-secondfeeding break. Over and over againuntil she walked onshore in Oahu.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 careful preparationof a world-class adventurer.© 2011 by Open Water Sourcewww.openwatersource.com
 
Penny Palfrey on Open Water Wednesday
to visit
your complete source for all things open water.
26-MileMolokai Channel
One of the most challengingchannels in the world is the 26-mileMolokai Channel. This rough,tough, deep channel is betweenthe islands of Oahu and Molokai inHawaii. In the middle of thePacific, swimmers face currents,whitecaps, aggressive sharks andmarine life of all kinds.In the middle of the Pacific, theyface massive tidal flows of waterthat runs between the islands –that can push swimmers off-courseby miles. The Molokai Channel isnot a swim easily attempted oreasily achieved.Penny Palfrey, one of the world’sgreatest living adventurers,attacked this channel as she doesall her swims. With a quietconfidence built on years of hardtraining and careful logisticalplanning.She pours over tidal charts andmarine data. She seeks the adviceof local experts and watermen of note. She calls upon her years of experience in ocean conditions thatcan toss her around like a rag doll.© 2011 by Open Water Sourcewww.openwatersource.com
A queen of the sea, Penny exhibits thephysical toughness, the mentalstrength and the careful preparationof a world-class adventurer.
 
Penny Palfrey on Open Water Wednesday
to visit
your complete source for all things open water.
A Focused,DeterminedGrandmother
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.

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