Sunday, June 13, 2021

Sunday, June 13th, 2021

 Pat's Thirty Five Hundred

Pat wanted to swim 3500M today so Duke laid out a route that would get us there; down the buoy line and on to Fossil Point, to the end of the Avila Pier, over to the second crossbars on the Cal Poly Pier, over to the west end of the buoy line, all the way to the east end of the buoy line and back to the pier. Finishing up we turned in at the second buoy to avoid the fishing lines near the pier.  We were closer to 4,000 than 3,500 but that's just an open water bonus. 

It was grey and cool at Avila, 56° with 55° water. There was no wind and the ocean was glassy and nice and clean. We did run into a smack of Moon Jellies that was about 30M across near the end of the Avila pier.  A Google search says that their sting is not powerful enough to penetrate human skin. They are capable of lifecycle reversal, so while they only live for a few months, they can grow younger rather than older. 

Tom, Pat, Duke and Niel at the last buoy on the east side. 
Tom was just starting his swim and we were about to head to the barn.

Wednesday Evening Swims -
Leslie and Jodi have started swimming at 5:15 on Wednesday evenings and would welcome anyone who wants to put a great end to their day. Meet at the lifeguard stand on the east side of the pier. 

I'm planning on swimming at 8 on Tuesday and Duke may show to do his 1000 yd sprint workout.


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