9:20 PM (England)
I finally got through to the crew on the pilot boat....apparently, they couldn't call out. We have finally made connections anyway.
Gordon is about 1 1/2 hours ahead of schedule. Josh Green is in the water swimming with him. That can happen every 3 hours. . .but Josh must not get ahead of him. . . rules from the Channel HQ. He is in the dark now and so has a glow stick stuck in his goggle elastic and in his watchband.
No one on the boat is seasick. . . ocean is pretty calm. . . small waves. I'll call them about every 30-45 minutes. Report what I learn.
Roger and I read through the posts and are so grateful for the many friends and associates that offer Gordon their encouragement. We have forwarded this news to the crew: There are many people cheering him on. Thank you for your support.
PS: My daughter, Elayna, asked if we were going to stay up throughout the night. A "given" since how could we sleep???? I've had 32 grandchildren - awaited many a delivery. This, however, tops the anticipation of a baby's arrival.