Nothing Great Is Easy… Are you focused on the storm or the rainbow?

I am writing to you from Varne Ridge Holiday Caravan Park on the white cliffs of Dover sitting out my second major storm in two weeks and thought "Well Shelley there is no time like the actual "present moment" ... where goals do not always go according to plan; so we are enjoying the English Channel journey also known as the "Rollercoaster ride of Life". ...and the apt phrase "Nothing Great Is Easy" keeps me calm as I look forward and keep going strong.  Life is just like that. You get … [Read more...]

English Channel, Rottnest or Manhattan Island… What is your Everest?

I am writing to you from Varne Ridge on the white cliffs of Dover, overlooking the English Channel with a clear "Sunny" view all the way to the French coast. The memories flooded back arriving into Dover Priory yesterday. Twenty one years to the day when I achieved my Everest; swimming the English Channel solo crossing (27/8/1990) in 9hrs 27mins, becoming the first Western Australian to achieve this feat. It is a formidable sight as I stand in awe of her. The English Channel that … [Read more...]

The two P’s to Achieve Your OWS Goal and The Elusive English Channel!

  News Flash!!!!!!!! ....has just been delivered that Ceinwen Williams, the 3rd of the West Australian ChannelDare.com team has successfully achieved her solo English Channel goal. And this is no easy feat! Quick fact: Did you know, more people have climbed Everest than swum the English Channel? It's that tough! Water temperatures of 16 degrees Celcius may sound tough enough to endure for 13hrs... but that is just the beginning ... and for most who attempt the … [Read more...]