Sunday, October 31, 2021

Sunday, October 31st, 2021

Beautiful Conditions, A Large Group and a Visit From The Walrus. 

At 10:30 is was 62° in Avila beach with clear, sunny skys, no breeze and a flat 58° ocean with 3 foot surf. The water was very clean with better than usual visibility. 

I had not seen Heidi and Maria for many months. The had done their swim earlier and were soaking up the sun and sparkling air.  

We had a big group today which included Hillary, who has been swimming at Avila but had not made it at our times in over a year and Omayra, who swims in the Aquatic Park in San Francisco and was visiting the Central Coast.  The rest of the group was Niel, Jodi, Duke, Tiki, David, Alex and Pat.  I planned a route that would accommodate our range of abilities and interests.  

Hillary, Tiki, Omayra, Jodi, Alex and David

Tiki, Omayra, Jodi, Alex and David with Duke and Pat behind them 

Hillary with her crew at the last buoy on the left; The Float, Ducky (who has a thermometer in his belly, and the Avila Dolphin Party Boat with Sharky and a Wahine in grass skirts on either side of the GoPro.  

David, Duke, Jodi and Pat and Niel at the last buoy on the right.

Hillary's video of today's swim:

We had a Halloween visit from The Walrus himself, Peter Kelley.
Goo goo g'joob

Tom texted that he went in early and swam around Avila Rock in excellent conditions.

Today was the last day of the season for the Avila Lifeguards.Thanks to all of them for watching out for us this year.

Duke and I will swim at 8 on Tuesday.


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