I can't believe that the time has come for me to get ready to board the plane on another swimming adventure. I'm 3 days away from hauling loads of gear to another country and hoping that the TSA agents don't wonder about all the carbo fuel, vitamins and other food items that I take with me. Thankfully I don't think that I have to take my boat hook extender or my feeding basket, which I think cause the most questions from the security agents.
These next few days will be spent finishing packing, rechecking packing, rechecking packing and did I say rechecking packing? I think that this is when I become a little OCD. I'm always afraid that I'll forget that one item that is important to my swim that of course I wouln't be able to find anywhere else. Usually this doesn't happen as I'm not swimming in the middle of nowhere, but it seems to be my main concern. Then after rechecking all my items I have to figure out how to get it to fit in the least amount of bags, but with the ability for me to still be able to lift them. My goal this time is to pack in one large suitcase and perhaps 2 carry-ons. I'll keep you posted on how it is all going.
Also I'm in research mode of twitter to see how this may work for people to get updates while the swim is going on.Tags: Cook Strait Swim