Duke is looking for some extra distance and wanted to do this route which is about a mile and a half. It was sunny with an offshore breeze that had some legs to it. The water was very clear, showing a tropical pale green in places. I read 53 degrees in the shallows off of the pier. Swimming today were Duke, Heidi, John, Jonny, Maria, Niel, Heidi, Amy, Tom, Jim and Stephanie joined us from the South Bay LA area via Morro Bay. The plan was to swim down the buoys to the creek mouth and over to our usual spot at the Cal Poly Pier. From here the long swim would go to the end of the Cal Poly Pier, back to the end of the Avila Pier and in to the beach. The shorter version would go directly to the end of the Avila Pier and in to the beach. Jim, Tom, Duke Heidi and Niel did the longer route. I had 1.64 miles on my watch when I stood up in shallows. I think that Garmin's estimated calorie count is low because wind and chop were coming right off of the beach so the leg from the end of the Cal Poly Pier to the Avila Pier was a push diagonally into the chop and current. We all had a lot of course corrections on this leg.
Heidi, Maria behind her, John, Amy, Jim Jonny and Duke at the first buoy.
Tom, Duke and Jim at the first stop at the Cal Poly Pier
Niel with Heidi coming up.
We reirley have water that is thei transparent
Jim and Tom at the end of the Cal Poly Pier.
The same spot. Heidi and Duke. We are 920 M offshore.
It was nice and warm on the beach and the hot sand quickly warmed up several pairs of well chilled feet.