Conditions Even More Wintery Than Last Week
At 10:30 Avila was overcast with beautiful clouds and with what looked like a volcano erupting over Guadalupe. This photo is looking SE so the sun is to the right of the camera. Strange.
Heid got this picture looking south towards the Guadalupe Dunes at about the same time.
As for those wintery conditions- the air temperature was about 50 degrees and calm. I measured a water temperature from the pier of 51.5. In the water Heidi's thermometer watch measured between 51 and 48 degrees. Swimming today were NIel. Heidi 1, Phil, Tom, Stephanie and her friend Heidi 2 from Santa Barbara, Tim, Dave, Teresa, John and Jonny.
Tom, Phil, Tim, Dave, Teresa, Niel and Heidi swam to the end of the pier, to the mouth of SLO Creek and back to the end of the pier. Tom, Niel and Heidi went in. We swam a mile. Tim, Dave, Phil and Teresa went to the reef buoy, back parallel to the shore and in for 1.3 miles. John and JOnny went to the end of the pier, 1/3 of the way to the creek, back to the end of the pier and in.
Tom, Tim and Dave starting to loose the feeling in their toes.
Tim, Phil, Tom, Dave and Teresa at the end of the Avial Pier for the first time.
Jonny arriving at the end of the Avila Pier for the first time.
Tom has gone in. Phil, Tim, Dave and Teresa are lining up on the reef buoy.
John at the end of the Avila Pier.
Jonny at the same spot.
It doesn't usually get much colder than today's condition at Avila, but our lowest temperatures occur in the spring when we have constant offshore winds, so I have no idea what the rest of the winter months will be like.