Setting off from Mgarr below the cliffs of Ghajnsielem (the Maltese language contains a menacing lack of vowels) on the Gozo coast, the team headed out towards Comino – a strange, unpopulated island inhabited in the main by German beach towels and extras from the cast of Benidorm looking for somewhere to park their impressively proportioned rears.
The Ben 10 leg of the feat began well as Jane Kennedy and Rob Corney were first in the water, swimming from the Heylam Puki to the harbour wall to ensure they had swum the full distance across the straits. Unbeknown to them, they were to be the cannon-fodder for the jellyfish swarms and pretty soon the cry came up from the Commander to evacuate the water due to masses of jellyfish, which nearly occasioned an evacuation of a different nature as the two darted back to the boat.
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