Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday February 28th, 2010

High tide was at 9:14 AM and there were some 5' - 6' sets. When we got there at 10:15 the waves were running up almost to the bottom of the stairs. Kris and I set up on the strip of dry sand next to the wall. Lots of driftwood, pieces of pilings, kelp and oil blobs on the beach. The water temperature was 56 but I thought it was too dirty to go in. It was t-shirt and shorts comfortable near the wall so Kris and I read, had lunch and then headed for home.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sunday February 14th, 2010

It was a nice day at the beach today. After the rain ad being out of town it had been a month since I was in the ocean. It was sunny,clear and warm at Avila. The water was 56 and somewhat dirty looking due to the high surf. The wind was steady and offshore. It was close to high tide and the tops of the big sets were kissing the bottom of the pier. There was also a plume at the mouth of the creek. The sandbar that is usually at the mouth has been pulled out so the creek is now running directly into the ocean. There ware about a dozen surfers in the water on the east side of the pier. Pete Kelly said that he had counted 50 surfers in the water earlier, closer to high tide. Sylvia elected to work on her tan lines. I was lucky with my timing and had no trouble getting out. I swam down to the last, and now the only, buoy on the Pismo side, went to the end of the pier and in to the middle of the buoy line on the port side, avoiding the dirty water near the mouth of the creek. It was not a day to cross under the pier so I came in on the port side. By the time I was having lunch the beach had filled up with families and kids, enjoying the sun and the long weekend.