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Cook Strait hopeful visits Piha

0 Comments 30 January 2016

Bernard Stone spotted at Piha Cafe

Bernard Stone Bernard Stone, 60, came within 4 kilometers of completing the 22 kilometer Cook Strait swim on 19th of January this year.

Today I spotted Bernard, left, at the Piha Cafe chatting away with one of Black Sands Lodge‘s guests, Paul Walsh.



Bernard Stone

Bernard  swam the English Channel in 2009.  While swimming the Strait of Gibraltar   he swam through a whale conservation area and described how he could hear their clicking !

You can read about Bernard’s Cook Strait attempt here.

Paul’s visit to New Zealand was a last moment decision and he is travelling with friend John Ross.   They are just loving Piha and the Cafe – especially their pizzas they tell me.

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