Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018

We had a nice group and good conditions and had a great swim today.  Avila was sunny with a light wind and a surprisingly warm water temperature of 60.5 degrees. We had seven swimmers today; Niel, Amy, Karen, Maria, John, Jaenene and Emily. We decided to swim down the beach to Fossil Point and then to the end of the Avila Pier and in to the beach  which would be about a mile and a quarter.


The water was clean and clear except for a reddish cast in the deep water in some spots. There was a current and chop out of the SW which made the leg from the point to the end of the Avila Pier a nice challenge.
John, Amy, Jeneane, Emily (in front of the buoy), Maria and Karen
at the first buoy. 

I'll have no more photo for a while because my newish (May 1, 2018) Ricoh WG-30 leaked today and is done for. Fortunately it has a one year warranty.

niel

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

Today's Blog post is by Tom

Tom's Blog Report:  A tale of two swims...  a beautiful day at Avila -
crisp, clear, and blue.  High tide, and a nice little swell kicking up a bit
of wave.  This was a swim with two starts - the first group was Tom & Sue,
followed by group 2 made up of Duke, Heidi, Amy, John, Emily, & Karen. 

Group 1 swam out to buoy #1 and headed west doing the buoy line.  By the
time group 1 was back at buoy #1 on the eastside, group #2 was also there,
and the both groups swam the buoy line east.  At buoy #4 on the eastside,
group #1 along with Emily, returned to buoy #1 and then headed out to the
end of Avila Pier.  Group #2 departed buoy #4 going straight to the end of
Avila Pier.  Both groups again met up at the end of the pier.  At this
point, Tom went in, Sue and Emily joined Group #2 to buoy #4 on the
westside, before returning along the buoy line. 

Water: Nice, guessing 59-60.

Red Funk: Yes, some.  Mainly eastside around buoy #4, and end of pier. 

All in all, a good day for a swim.