Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wednesday Evening, October 2, 2013

Three swimmers this evening; Niel, John and Mark.  The water temperature was 57 degrees and there was a slight wind and noticeable current from left to right along the beach.  There had been a complete ring of fog around Avila at 5 but it had moved off by the time we were getting in.  Mark is doing Scott Tinley next weekend so he wanted to do a sprint along the buoy line. John and I accompanied him to the end of the line where he turned around and we headed towards the end of the pier.  We completed the triangle in 37 minutes and covered 1650 meters.  There was a lot of kelp and sea grass in the water, I guess that it is the time of the year when the summer growth dies and breaks off.  If you look at the plot of the leg from the end of the pier towards the creek you can see the kink in my route where I ran into a huge mat of floating kelp and had to detour around it.  We had very nice swimming conditions. John and I had a wonderful time and he had brought his own jug of how water, so we each had our own full bottle for an after shower rinse.


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