Sunday, January 29, 2023

Sunday, January 29th, 2023

Sunday brought rainy/stormy weather and very physical swimming.
I wasn't expecting anyone else to show so I left home when I was ready and got in early at 10:30.  Tom showed up on time, we swam in the same ocean and never managed to see each other. 
The air temp was 51°F with gusty winds and spitting rain or showers. I decided to have a bit of an adventure and to swim down the beach, swing around the reef buoy and go to the end of the Cal Poly Pier.
The water was 11.5°C/52.7°F and felt warmer today then yesterday. Tom though it felt colder than yesterday. See his report below.  

As I swung around the reef buoy and turned west I found that I was in for a bit  more of a swim than I had planned for today. There was a one foot chop with a following swell out of the SW that I would be swimming into until I got to the Poly Pier.  

Looking towards the end of the Cal Poly Pier from the end of the Avila Pier. 

I took me 37:45 to cover the 1500 M from the reef buoy to the end of the CPP. 
The leg in along the CPP was a lot smoother. Coming back towards the Avila Pier things got more bumpy but the swell was on my right hip so I was getting a push.
I felt like I had earned more than the PB and banana sandwich I had in the car.

Tom's report:
Toms, " where is Niel?" Report: it was 51° air temperature at 11 AM.  The water was 50. Spirting down rain when I got in.  there was a consistently inconsistent bump on the water.  The sun came out  as glowing white orb behind the clouds and It actually cleared up for a while I was swimming, then it was spitting down rain again by the time I got out. Excellent swimming. 

I will be back at 8 on Tuesday morning.


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