Four of us swam at 10 o'clock today. It was sunny, clear, in the 60's and calm at Avila this morning. The water was 53 with small surf. There were no birds or other ocean life to be seen. Swimming were Sylvia, Niel, Susan James and Ed. We swam out along the west side of the pier and around the end. We came back along east side of the pier to the dock. There was a plan to climb up on the dock, from there onto the pier and to jump back in, however the coating of barnacles and mussels on the rungs of the ladders made a barefoot assent impossible. So, we decided to do a longer swim with no vertical element. We swam to the last buoy in the line on the east side and back along the buoys to the pier and in. We were in the water for 33 minutes.
Duane Leib was waiting for us when we got out. He came by to pick up some inspiration to get back in the water once he has completed rehabing his shoulder after surgery in November.
We will be back to our regular 11 AM start next Sunday.