The prediction was for a chance of showers. We didn't get the showers but we did get these clouds and a strong breeze out of the SW which made for definitly not pool conditions today.
The water temperature was 55.5 off of the pier and the water felt at least that warm to me. That perception was influenced by the fact that we had to start working hard as soon as we got in the water, never got much of a break and didn't spend much time thinking about what the water temperature was.
We had 2.5 routs today. Tom, Niel, Hillary, Dave and Teresa started on the right side of the Avila Pier and went directly to the third crossbars on the Cal Poly Pier. Niel, Tom and Hillary swam back to the end of the Avila Pier and came in along the pier for 1.2 miles. Dave and Teresa continued from the third crossbars to the end of the Cal Poly Pier before coming back to the end of the Avila Pier and in. Amy, John and Heidi swam out along the pier, over to the buoy at the reef, to the end of the Avila Pier and back in along the pier for about .8 mile.
On the way to the Cal Poly Pier. Look closely and you can see
Dave and Hillary's arms above the chop.
I was breathing more frequently than usual in order to keep in time with the chop.
Hillary and Tom at the third crossbars on the Cal Poly Pier.
Dave and Teresa had already left for the end of the pier.
The Group 2 route.
The Group 2 group; Heidi, Tom and Amy