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Friday, January 22, 2016

A Shark On Molokai

Courtesy of Penny Nagel, Huntington Beach, California.

Penelope Nagel, creator of the open water lingo swink*, swunk and swellunication, swims everyday in the Pacific Ocean at La Jolla Cove as a member of the 9:30's (also dubbed the Aqua-nuts).

The La Jolla Cove co-mayor, she has swum 17 miles from Lanai to Napili, Maui in 2013 and a member of Beyond Avalon, a 12-person relay that attempted a 122 km ocean swim from Santa Catalina Island to La Jolla Cove.

On her latest visit to Hawaii, she captured the outline of Molokai Island from an airplane that reminded her of a shark [see above].

* Swink is to swim so far that the swimmer feels drunk. Swellunication is the state or condition of becoming disoriented in the ocean among swells and believing that one has swum further than the actual distance swum.

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