It was very wintery at Avila this morning with a solid thick grey ceiling of clouds and a light wind. Rain wasn't expected but it felt like could rain. The water looked clean and the surf was 2'+. The water temperature was 51 degrees. I felt comfortable in the water but the lack of sun and the breeze chilled me after I got out.
I was by myself and decided to swim of an hour on a route that would avoid the creek mouth. Since our big storm, when I been near the mouth of the creek the water has had a metallic taste. I have no idea what would be causing this but I'm staying clear.