Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Tuesday looked the same as All four days we swam last week, overcast skies, calm and a glassy surface on the water. The big question was had the water temperature popped up? After a week of water temperatures in the lower half of the 50's the NOAA station over at the port was reporting 59.7 this morning. Could it have finally transitioned from springtime to summer water temperatures? 

Tom's plan was to swim out to the end of the pier and them do a counterclockwise triangle, which would be good enough for his first day back. The rest of us would add whatever additional distance seemed right.  
Tom, Teresa and Hillary.
Tom was out all of last week with what he claimed was lower back trouble but he may just have been embarrassed to show up without his own pull toy.
He says that he is just not ready to go there yet.

Niel and Hillary at the end of the Avila Pier.
After the near thing with two jet skis Sunday I decided to pull out my own visibility buoy. 

Niel and Tom at the end of the Avila Pier
The water temperature was feeling like 55 to 57 degrees.

Niel, Tom and Teresa at the 4th buoy east of the Avila Pier.
We'd swim from here to the opposite end of the buoy line
 at the mouth of San Luis Obispo Creek. 

Hillary was waiting for me when I arrived at the end of the buoy line.
Tom and Teresa had already left for the end of the Avila Pier.
I thought that we might run into them on our way back but we didn't.

Hillary and I decided to take a detour around an anchored
sailboat on our way to the end of the Avila Pier.

Once at the sailboat we decided to go over to the second set of crossbars on the CP Pier and swim to the third set before returning.
The water was warmer at the CP Pier and felt so comfortable we decided to swim to the end of the pier.

At the end of the CP Pier I think the water temp was 58+ and still glassy.
It was getting sunny at this point which was nice.

This is Hillary and her armada pulling up with me at the end of the Avila Pier.
This was a great swim. We were in the water for 1:28, covered almost two and a half miles and were still comfortable. 

When we got out the wind was picking up and clouds were coming back in so we swam at the right time.

The next toes in will be Thursday morning at 9.


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