Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sunday February 1, 2015

As you can see the drought is hammering us here in Central California. No rain, just one absolutely beautiful day after another and unseasonable nice swimming conditions. Our yards may all be dead and we may not have any water to drink this summer but the winter swimming conditions are spoiling us.  Another Sunday that is sunny, warm, just a little windy with a water temperature of 58 degrees. This time last year the water temperature was running 51 to 54 degrees and in 2013 it was between 49 and 53 so this winter is like summer in more ways than just the lack of rainfall.  We had three groups swimming today; Niel and Tom wanted to go to the Poly Pier so they started first. 
We swam to the end of the Avila Pier and over to our usual rendezvous spot along the Poly Pier. On the way over to the Poly Pier we were heading into a slight wind so we had to work against a small chop and steady current.  We looped back to our starting point having covered 1.23 miles. 
This shadowy figure is Tom Lorish and the Poly Pier

Niel at the Poly Pier.

Stephanie, Amy, Dale and Rick swam out to the end of the pier, over the the mouth of the creek and back along the buoy line. Doug and John Hampsey got in later. I'm not sure what route they swam.


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