Dave got us talking about the sequestration in the parking lot before we even reached the water. He was unhappy that President Obama canceled the White House tours. That does not bother me as much as the 70,000 children that will be kicked out of Head Start preschool. Some people talk by the water cooler, we talk by the Pacific Ocean. Anyway, I think Mother Nature did not like the political talk. This morning was a rough-and-tumble swim. We have swum in worse, but it was rocking and rolling especially out by the jetty. A couple times the wind kicked up and sprayed water at us. I kept thinking Dave was splashing water to get my attention. Nobody swam in a straight line, but nobody got lost either, which I think means it was a successful swim.