At 11 on Sunday I was heading south, but still somewhere north of Santa Rosa and Rob was in recovery mode from too much ocean related fun, so the following post is courtesy of John Hampsey -
Sunday, Oct. 13th
The foggy morning gave way to bright sun by the time we gathered at Avila this morning. Attending was Duke, Rick, fast John, Amy, her brother Bo, and John H. The water had rolling swells and was generally clear, with a temperature approx 56-57 degrees. We swam to the first buoy, then headed south past the last buoy to fossil point. After re-gathering we all headed out to the end of the pier that was boat-free and fishermen-free. It was an invigorating swim that included navigating through some prehistoric-looking kelp patches. Finally, we swam the length of the pier back to the beach. Total swim distance around 1.3 miles, exact time in water unknown, but all agreed it was a terrific swim.