Tonight as we sleep, East Granby resident Doug Comstock will be attempting to swim across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain to Morocco on the African continent.
He begins the swim at 7:30 a.m. in Spain or 1:30 a.m. here on the East Coast.
Comstock, a 1973 Canton High graduate, will be swimming an estimated 16.1 kilometers or about 10 miles.
“What makes it difficult is not the distance but water temperature and current, especially as you near Morocco” he said from Spain on Sunday. “Trying to get through (the) current at the other side is a real challenge.“
UPDATE, April 26: Doug successfully swam 8.3 miles in 5 hours and 40 minutes to swim across the Strait of Gilbraltar. We will chat with Doug in the coming days to get an update on his big swim.