There was no swim today. Rob and I felt certain that the runoff from the weekends rain would have degraded the water quality at Avila so we stayed out. We did take a field trip to the 'new' beach near the Dinosaur Park that Rob has been scouting as a possible swim spot. There are rocks on both the right and left ends of this small beach so today, with its minus tide, was a good time to plan a route in and out from the beach. Once out we could swim parallel to the coast to either the north or south and double back, for a total of one or two miles. The surf was a mess but a clear channel was visible. This beach is open directly to the dominant swell and wind so it will be a good spot only on a calm day. If it checks out we will be able to have a bit of an adventure swim in our own backyard.
Neither Rob and I are able to make this Wednesday's swim, but plan on being at Avila next Sunday.