It is suddenly spring at Avila Beach.
There was nothing but sunny, windy and warm weather earlier in the week and it finished up with a summer day at the beach. It was warm with a very light wind. From the pier I measured a water temperature of 52 degrees in the surf line.
The creek and the ocean water was nice and clean so we decided to swim the triangle. This was a 1.24 mile swim the way we did it today.
Swimming today were Niel, Duke, Jim, Sydney, Sam, Jonny and John. Mark kept us company on his SUP. We got a surprise getting in when the water temperature dropped about 2 degrees when we passed the surf line. Cold indeed!
|Mark herding everyone together at the left end of the beach.|
Sydney and Sam headed back along the beach from here.
|Duke and Jim at the end of the pier.|
|John and Jim performing a scientific experiment; are your toes colder in or out of the water?|
I was just about comfortable with the temperature at this point.
|Duke and Jim at the mouth of the creek.|
|Jonny, Jim, John, Sydney, Sam, Dule and NIel|
|Every team needs a mascot and we have a warthog that Sam found on the beach..|