The numbers: air temp 54°, water temp 55°, strong, gusty offshore winds, sunny and clear, nice water quality except over at the CP Pier where it was some kind of dirty. Duke and I swam together, just a nice distance to get the cobwebs blown out before work. At the start the water felt cold for 55° but was OK by the time we were at the CP Pier so 55° was about right.
About that wind. The leg out along the CP Pier between crossbars two and three was a headbanger, plenty of chop and work required, which seemed odd considering the wind was off shore. At the third crossbars we found that the wind was now onshore. Duke said that this was going to be a nice break from swimming into the chop. By my third stroke I was thinking 'what was Duke smoking? This is worse!' But we had a good leg to the end of the pier and came in.
I saw Tom as I was going in and he was heading out.