President’s Sea Swim Challenge

7 February 2023

Andrew Appleby, President of The John Rae Society, is doing a wild winter sponsored sea swim! This is to help the plans to restore The Hall of Clestrain, John Rae’s family home. HIs task is to swim one stroke per mile covering the 8008 miles from The Hall to York Factory on Hudson Bay and back! Rhere will be regular updates on his venture amid the cold Orkney waters. He hopes our intrepid Arctic Explorer’s spirit goes with him. May he raise a significant sum! Also, if anyone else would like take on an extraordinary challenge for The John Rae Society, than please do contact us.

Current Miles: 354
6th JanPierowall Bay11
7th JanPierowall Bay15
9th JanPierowall Bay22
13th JanPierowall Bay55
17th JanPierowall Bay33
21st JanPierowall Bay41
24th JanPierowall Bay38
25th JanPierowall Bay43
26th JanPierowall Bay41
5th FebBay of Firth55