Jodi's Birthday Swim
Monday is Jodi's birthday so she surprised us with a present of helium balloons for the swim. They were all set up to be hooked to the leash on our wetsuits. This was great!
It was sunny, calm and 50° with nice clean 54.5° water. Jodi's plan for our swim was to swim out to the end of the Avila Pier, then to the former location of the last buoy on the left side, out to the end of Fossil Point, back to the end of the Avila Pier and in to the beach.
We made quite a site getting in.
Jodi, Leslie, Duke and Niel
Pat is out of the frame to the left.
Duke, Jodi, Leslie and Pat at the phantom 'last buoy'.
After not much breakfast and a morning bike rider Duke bonked on the leg from Fossil Point to the Avila Pier. I caught him up and we swam together in to the beach. After getting dry, changed and having something to eat he felt much better.
Tom, Heidi and Maria swam earlier in the morning.
Duke and I will swim Tuesday morning at 8, then my next Avila swim will be the following Tuesday the 28th. Saturday, New Year's Day there will be some kind of a special swim, probably with a pot luck afterwards.