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.