This morning the Tridiots reprised the Oil Platform Esther swim that we last did on August 27, 2011. Oil Platform Esther is an oil and gas production facility located offshore from Seal Beach, California. It was an oil island until a winter storm destroyed it in 1983. It currently produces approximately 500 barrels of oil per day. If we were capable of swimming in a straight line this adventure would be almost exactly three miles roundtrip. Given our navigation capabilities we are calling it a 5k. About halfway between the end of the pier and the platform we saw two grey whales spout a few hundred yards from us. Special thanks goes to Julie for protecting us in the kayak and spotting the whales.