We had a nice crowd at the beach today; Chad, Duke, Ruta, Ed, Sylvia, Yvonne, Loren, Amy, Dale, John, Niel and Lee. Rob's was feeling used up by his recent adventures and was going to nap on the beach. We also had Beth and Allison with us on their kayaks. There was a slight breeze from left to right, a small chop and a water temperature of 58.5 degrees. A small pod of dolphins was working along the buoy line while we were getting ready but we did not see them once we got in. With a group of this size and with some new swimmers we decided to start simply and make it up from there. We went out and down the buoy line to the left and regrouped at the end. Everybody was happy so we decided to head to the end of the pier. Allison hung with Sylvia and Yvonne and Beth stayed with the main group. At the end of the pier Dale and Loren headed in along the pier while the rest of us went to the end of the buoy line at the creek. The water from the creek was much warmer making the top foot very comfortable. We came back, under the pier and to the first buoy on the left where we had started. We were in the water for 42 minutes.