It was gray, overcast and cool at Avila this morning but the upside was that there was no wind, current or swell and just the typical 2 to 3 foot surf. The water's surface was glassy with a temperature of 58.5. There was a large group of shearwaters on the water that would move around but they were far off of the end of the pier. There were no pelicans, one seal and a small pod of dolphins that was cursing the buoy line. Swimming today were Sylvia, Yvonne, Gerry and Niel. The conditions were good for a swim down the beach to Fossil Point so we swam out to the buoy line, turned left and swam parallel to the beach until we were just off of the caves in the point, then reversed out course and came back. The shearwaters had moved off and didn't come back. The overcast and maybe the 62+ temperature from Wednesday's swim made the water feel colder than 58 but I got comfortable quickly.
This swim is about a mile. We spent a fair amount of time visiting when we regrouped and spent 45 minutes in the water.