So, here’s what I did for New Years':
Not pictured is the Avila Pier, from which I had just leaped.
See Rob there, already in the water, closest to me, holding a GoPro on his wrist? He’s about to take this picture:
The water was nice, about 53F. Typically I would at least wear a cap at this temperature, but I forgot it. Oops. Ice cream headache.
Here’s Cathy, a somewhat more photogenic jumper:
As it turns out, Cathy and I are experienced hands at this sort of thing. Back in September in Maui, this happened:
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Anyway, the swim back to shore was about 400m. We sat on the beach for the next couple hours, re-warming and eating empanadas with our fellow outlaws.
A fine start to 2013.
Some other reports from the day: