Today started out all overcast, gray and wintery but became sunny and beautiful. There was no sun when we got in the water. Allison and Beth were with us again today (thank you!), they had gone out at 9, paddling over to the port, and swung back to the Avila Pier at 11 to pick us up. and early and headed out to the end of the pier. There had been a pod of dolphins playing along the surf line before I arrived and they were still around during our swim. While I was taking the temperature the only other life in the water was one otter, one seal and a half a dozen pelicans casually looking for a meal. The water temperature was 59 and the water looked cleaner than it had the past week. Never the less, we weren't sure abut the water quality down near the creek and decided to stay on the east side of the pier. We will have to wait until Tuesday afternoon when Monday's water quality test results are posted to know if this was necessary or just cautious. Sylvia and Yvonne, with Allison in the kayak did two laps of the east side of the buoy line. Niel, Rob, Beth, Loren, Brad, John, Amy and Dale swam out of the end of the pier and from there swam to the cave on Fossil Point that is in line with the buoy line. From there we came back parallel to the beach, picked up the buoys and continued to our starting point at the pier. It had been calm when we got in but the wind and swell picked up during the leg from the end of the Avila Pier to the point and the swim from the point back to the pier was across a quartering chop and building swell. We covered a little over a mile in 40 minutes.