It was gray and calm at Avila at 10:30. The town was already jammed with people who came to see the whales. There were two between the Avila and Cal Poly piers out about even with the end of the Cal Poly Pier. They were still in the same general area feeding when I left at 1:30. Swimming today were Niel, Sylvia, Rick, Leslie, Tom, Dave Van Mouwerik, Casey (back for her second swim with us after last Sunday) and Cliff and his son Gene, who live in Colorado. Cliff had joined us once before a couple of years ago. We also had Dave's friend Jim in his kayak. The whales and the bait fish were far offshore so we swam the triangle clockwise. The water temperature was 59 degrees (!) and flat until the wind picked up. With the wind came the sun so we finished in very nice conditions. Dave, Niel, Tom, Leslie and Cliff did an additional left half of the buoy line for 1.43 miles.
Jim and Dave