(Tony with "his" towel.)
Tony hit 32 km at 12:12 (5:13 p.m. PDT). Pretty amazing to be swimming for over 12 hours. I had the BlackBerry video camera going, but when Rhonda asked if he wanted to know how far he'd gone, he said No. He doesn't want to know how far he's gone until he's done.
He now has "only" 12.2 km to go. Rhonda is thinking he can do 2 km/h, so that'll have him finish about 10:30 p.m., about 26 minutes later than his plan.
I'll admit he's looking a bit dispirited to me, or perhaps a bit angry. But he's pushing on. An interesting point his brother Dave made was that he'll soon be in Ironman territory. At 17:30 total time he'll have spent far longer swimming than he's ever done anything endurance-wise.
He's still being escorted by the Hyack teenagers.