Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Wednesday Evening, July 24, 2013
Just John Segal and myself this evening. That is, just us and a whole crowded beach of other people. Lots of people on the beach and in the water at 5 when I arrived. People in the water late in the day is usually a good indicator of a high water temperature and today was no exception. The water was 62 degrees. There was a strong wind blowing parallel to the beach from left to right, pushing a 6" to 8" chop at a good pace. We did the triangle clockwise. The first leg was the most work, being directly into the chop. The subsequent legs were each easier, a combination of the wind dropping and us moving into the wind shadow of the pier. The water was comfortable, with some really warm spots. We swam for 38 minutes. There are numerous fishermen on the pier and I saw some pelicans but no bait fish and no whales!