It’s the Rottnest Channel Swim today. We are up at 5am to watch over 2,300 swimmers enter the sea for the 19km swim to Rottnest Island. It’s the biggest open-water race in The World. Thankfully there were no sharks present this year!
Each swimmer has a ‘paddler’ who stays with them on a sea canoe or kyack throughout the swim. It’s a bit of a tradition for them to wear colourful head-wear to ensure that their swimmer can see them.
This conveniently starts the week’s theme ‘hats’.