On Wednesday, August 24th I was privileged be part of the crew for Evan Morrison’s (Evmo’s) solo swim from Catalina Island to the mainland.
It was the first time I’d ever crewed for a swim and, with my own Catalina swim just around the corner, a great learning experience. In the incredibly short time it took Evmo to swim the channel, I was able to familiarise myself with the pilot boat, the Bottom Scratcher, and see first hand the work that goes into putting on a successful (or unsuccessful!) marathon swim.
Most of the swim took place in the pitch dark in some fairly lumpy seas. I was pretty queasy and didn’t take many pictures until the sun rose. Here’s my view of what went on:
Congratulations to Evmo on an amazing swim, and thanks for letting me be a small part of it!