The Thomas fire near Ventura is 120 miles south of San Luis Obispo. The wind has been out of the NE which was blowing the smoke from the fire offshore. The wind moved into the SE Saturday night and Sunday morning San Luis Obispo County woke to a red and smoke filled sky.
Sydney, Sam and Niel swam today. The water temperature was 53 degrees but felt colder. The waves looked pretty clean but there were patches of red tide on the east side of the pier. The buoys have been removed for the winter so we have to estimate our location along the ' buoy line'. The plan was to get in on the west side of the pier, do a counterclockwise triangle and get in about a mile.
Sydney and Sam getting in
The girls have not been swimming at Avila in a while nor when it was this cold and Sam was having trouble keeping her face in the water.
At the east end of our route.
Sydney, Niel and Sam, all red faced from the cold water.
When we returned to the pier Sam cam in while Niel and Sydney went back under the pier and a ways down the beach in order to make a mile swim.
Sam coming in
Sydney and Niel
Sue, Sydney and Sam were responsible for all of the dry foot photos. Thanks, they are great!