Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

It was a great spring day at Avila Beach today; warm sunny, windy and cold water. About 10:30 it was 75 degrees on the beach and would warm up as the day went on. Initially there was no breeze, flat water and 2 foot waves. I got a water temperature of 51 degrees in the wave wash from the Avila Pier. We Planned to do a triangle that would end up at the end of the Avila Pier.  Once there we'd poll the group and see how people were feeling and what they felt like doing. Swimming today were John Hampsey, Amy, Heidi, Niel, Jim, Pete and Maria.
Heidi, Amy, John, Pete and Maria getting in. 

Jim and John at the end of the first leg.

Heidi, Jim, John, Pete, Maria and Amy

Jim at the end of the Avila Pier. 
John, Maria and Pete at the end of the pier
  From the end of the pier we decided to swim parallel to the beach over to an anchored catamaran. Niel and Jim rounded the cat, swam in towards the creek mouth and then parallel to the beach back to our starting point.  John, Amy, Heidi, Pete and Maria went on a diagonal from the cat to our starting point. 
The cat, 'Tunnel Vision'

Jim when we stopped off of the creek mouth.

Niel and Jim covered 1.38 miles. For the rest of the group it was 1.13 miles.
By the time we ere at the showers the wind had come up and the area near the cat was of white caps and chop.

Maria, I have your shopping bag. I'll bring it next week. Thanks for bringing goodies to celebrate your birthday!


1 comment:

Maria said...

Great swimming with you all today! Thanks for retrieving the forgotten bag, you are welcome to keep it, if you can use it. Will miss swim next weekend but will swim again with you all soon. Enjoyed the pics! :)