Saturday, March 21, 2020

Saturday, March 21, 2020

A Great Swim in the Big Pool

The big pool was open today for a long course swim. With rain predicted for tonight and tomorrow Saturday was a chance to get in the water when the bacteria count was low.

Swimming conditions at Avila were just about perfect; no wind, flat seas with clear water that was warm(er) what we have had in months. The pier is closed but after the swim I waded out past the surf line and measured a water temperature of 58 degrees! 

In for a Saturday immersion were Hillary, complete with an updated version of her GoPro float, now upgraded to an official Avila Dolphin Party Boat with the addition of a shark and flamingo hula dancers. Along for the fun were Dave, Tom, Phil and Niel. Phil got in late and did a mile or so on his own.

We have life guards on the weekends now, cool.

The plan was to swim out to the not yet in place buoy line, under the pier and west to opposite the mouth of the creek, over to the third crossbars on the Cal Poly Pier, to the end of the Avila Pier and in (more or less).  

Hillary and the party boat

Tom, Dave and Hillary at the Avila Pier

The Ducky water thermometer was consistently optimistic. 

The view from the party boat near the creek mouth 
with the Cal Poly Pier in the background

Dave and Tom at the Cal Poly Pier

Hillary, the same place with the Avila Pier in the background

Niel at the end of the Avila Pier

Hillary at the same spot, getting some photos of me.

I'll add Hillary's photos when I get them.



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