Avila Beach, Sunday February 15, 2015
OK, I admit that it was bad of me, but I could not resist sending this photo to my nephew in Boston.
Yes, Avila Beach was showing off for the holiday weekend; sunny, windless, warm and 59 degree water. The beach didn't seem to be that crowded but there was no parking to be found when I left at 1.
We had 10 swimmers today; Niel, Sylvia, John Hampsey, Amy, speedy Paula Dooley and her daughter Claire, who we don't see often enough, John Harmse, Roxy, Rick and Dale. Paula and Claire and Sylvia trunked it.
John began with a novel technique to putting on his wetsuit and had to rethink his approach.
We decided to do a clockwise triangle to give Paula and Claire a chance to get comfortable while we were close to shore. At the end of the sea wall we all turned and headed to the end of the Avila Pier. That is Paula and Claire, right and center.
Paula, Claire, Dale and Roxy headed in from the end of the pier. The rest of us completed a short version of the creek side of the route. The water was really nice, the sun was warm and we all had a great time.