A rough wonderland • Earth.com A rough wonderland

For people like Chambers, meanwhile, the wild and remote nature of the Farallones is what makes it appealing. Speaking to The Guardian, she described her first swims off the islands as like a “wonderland.” She said, “We would go out there and jump in like it was some tropical destination, and fishermen would look at us like we were absolutely crazy. It became a place of pushing myself.” Photo Credit: Stephan Hoerold/Getty Images

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