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Mission Bay soliloquy

Time to dive

Mission Bay (Santa Clara Point)
Mission Bay (Santa Clara Point)

Swimming in Mission Bay takes less motivation in July. The chill you usually feel for 23 seconds in late June is gone. I believe where I swim has the clearest water of the whole bay. And the best sand in the shallows and the deeps, too.

So, my normal route is to pick a moored sailboat and swim around it and back. Some of the boats haven’t been used in a long time and have become homes for seagull families.

I could tell my current target boat hadn’t been visited or sailed in a long time. The neglect made it an ideal home for three cawing gliders. One wasn’t gliding yet. He was all mottled, gray fluff and curiosity.

As I made my way around the boat there astern was the downy fellow almost as big as his parents. Just as I was headed back home one of the guardians lit out. It only took me a few seconds to figure I was the intended target. Periscope down, time to dive, Captain.

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Mission Bay (Santa Clara Point)
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Swimming in Mission Bay takes less motivation in July. The chill you usually feel for 23 seconds in late June is gone. I believe where I swim has the clearest water of the whole bay. And the best sand in the shallows and the deeps, too.

So, my normal route is to pick a moored sailboat and swim around it and back. Some of the boats haven’t been used in a long time and have become homes for seagull families.

I could tell my current target boat hadn’t been visited or sailed in a long time. The neglect made it an ideal home for three cawing gliders. One wasn’t gliding yet. He was all mottled, gray fluff and curiosity.

As I made my way around the boat there astern was the downy fellow almost as big as his parents. Just as I was headed back home one of the guardians lit out. It only took me a few seconds to figure I was the intended target. Periscope down, time to dive, Captain.

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