Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

An Geometry Lesson

Today began with a group of three dolphins making a pass along the beach. We always think that this is a good sign.  It was clear, sunny and cool at Avila with a fog bank hanging offshore and a slight wind out of the SE pushing the cool from the fog into Avila.  The water temperature was 55 degrees, the surface was pretty flat with small waves.  Niel, Sylvia, Rick, Duke and Tom and Leslie were joined by Elizabeth Mills and two of her friends, Jeff and Keith. Tom wanted to do something more interesting than our usual routes and suggested that we swim a trapezoid. I think that I was not the only one who was searching his memories of geometry class to remember what a trapezoid was, so I asked Tom to draw a picture. 

A trapezoid has four sides, two that are parallel and this one would have looked more perfect  if my gps had not lost its lock a few times and thrown in three hiccups.

At the end of the first leg Liz and Keith (no wetsuit) went in 

and I tried to get a photo of Tom squirting water up out of his fists, which he does to keep himself amused while he is waiting for the rest of us to catch up.   

This is Rick, Jeff, Duke and Leslie at the creek mouth.  Tom was behind me and I do not know what Duke is looking for.

We covered 1.12 miles in 42:39.  Afterwards conditions on the beach were just about perfect for a nap. 


1 comment:

snapple187 said...

Hey Neil, do you have an email address that I can reach you at? I have a question to ask you if you don't mind. It's unrelated to the topic of your blog, but still very important.