Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

This Sunday Avila Beach looked and felt more like winter but had some new indications of spring. Instead of hot and sunny with offshore winds and a 50 degree water temperature we had cloudy and cool conditions with no wind and water that was up to an estimated 55 degrees.  

It was Amy's 65th birthday so she got to choose the route. She picked the triangle counterclockwise.  I left my GPS at home so today's plot is from Duke's Strava account.

We started with six swimmers, Duke, Niel, Amy, Jonny, John and Jim and gained two, Pete and Maria at the halfway point. On the beach and who was great to see again was Sylvia Glenn. She was here to get her beach fix and will be getting back in with us when the weather warms up a bit.

Jim and Amy at the start.

Duke and Jonny 

I took a couple of pictures of the damaged pilings that contributed to the closing of the pier. 

Duke, Amy, Jonny, John and Jim at the creek mouth

Pete, Duke, Maria, Jim, John, Jonny and Amy at the end of the pier.
The water was extremely clear for Avila Beach, I could clearly see detail on the bottom at 6 to 8 feet. Nobody had numb toes and considering that the overcast sky will make it feel colder than it is, the consensus was that the water temperature was about 54 - 55.


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