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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Cameron Bellamy, A Capetonian Waterman

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Cameron Bellamy, an analyst with Standard and Poor's by day, is an adventurer at heart.

Born Cape Town and residing in London, the Capetonian waterman has swum three channels of the Oceans Seven: English Channel in 16 hours 29 minutes in 2012, the Strait of Gibraltar in 4 hours 1 minutes in 2015, and the Catalina Channel in 11 hours 53 minutes in 2015.

But he has also rowed 6,720 km across the Indian Ocean from Australia to Seychelles in 57 days, cycled 7,000 km from Beijing to India along the Silk Road into Central Asia over 4 months, cycled 1,500 km from Lands End to John o' Groats, a ride from the southernmost tip of the UK to its northernmost tip in 7 days, and cycled 1,000 km across Colombia, a ride over the Andes mountain range.

And no plans to stop...with a planned attempt of the North Channel coming up this year.

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