Something in our local news this morning and again this evening is Anna Wardley's attempt to swim around the Isle of Wight today. She should finish tomorrow morning, but looking outside it would otherwise be a lovely evening with a few clouds. The stars are visible and the moon is waning, but only just.

BBC News - Anna Wardley attempts Isle of Wight solo swim
A Hampshire woman is attempting to swim solo around the Isle of Wight.

Anna Wardley, from Gosport, started the 60-mile (96.6km) route from Ryde Sands at about 10:15 BST. It is expected to take around 30 hours.

It is part of a five-island challenge and follows completed swims around the island of Dragonera off Mallorca, Portsea and Jersey, last year.

She abandoned her attempt to swim around the Isle of Tiree in the Inner Hebrides in August.

Ms Wardley's support team called off the planned 30-mile (48.2km) swim after she began hallucinating from the effects of the cold water and her chattering teeth prevented her from being able to breathe properly...
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You can make a donation for her cause through this site: 5ive Island Swim Challenge - Anna Wardley