It was a nice day at the beach today. After the rain ad being out of town it had been a month since I was in the ocean. It was sunny,clear and warm at Avila. The water was 56 and somewhat dirty looking due to the high surf. The wind was steady and offshore. It was close to high tide and the tops of the big sets were kissing the bottom of the pier. There was also a plume at the mouth of the creek. The sandbar that is usually at the mouth has been pulled out so the creek is now running directly into the ocean. There ware about a dozen surfers in the water on the east side of the pier. Pete Kelly said that he had counted 50 surfers in the water earlier, closer to high tide. Sylvia elected to work on her tan lines. I was lucky with my timing and had no trouble getting out. I swam down to the last, and now the only, buoy on the Pismo side, went to the end of the pier and in to the middle of the buoy line on the port side, avoiding the dirty water near the mouth of the creek. It was not a day to cross under the pier so I came in on the port side. By the time I was having lunch the beach had filled up with families and kids, enjoying the sun and the long weekend.