A training swim with Melissa and our kayak escorts, Miguel and Cameron. We swam against the tide on the way to Pier 35, turned around and then fought the wind on the way back. The whole swim was about 1hr47min, and the first half took nearly 1hr15min to get to Pier 35!
On the way back, we had a bit of a scare: some tourists at Pier 39 fed some of the sea lions right as Miguel and Melissa were passing by, so the sea lions thought Melissa was more food and started to approach. Luckily Miguel and his two-person kayak were there to take Melissa in and keep her safe.