Tennis was a highlight for everyone, even the kids who played with a gentler, softer kind of nerf ball and were really getting the hang of it. Beautiful clay courts that were always available, although with the heat the only good time to play was early or late. On the doubles court, the action was intense, and people switched in and out while Steve just sweated and sweated. Harry was a menace at the net, Claire an excellent student, Fiona and I were in good shape after taking advantage of California weather, Katherine and Kilian had clearly brought their 'A' groundstrokes, Richard was a flurry of offense and Robin, as usual, out-strategized us all.
Golf was also really enjoyable. The course is magnificent, even if the weather is a bit much for 18 holes. We happily played 9 with carts, although Kilian braved the heat and walked. The ocean-side holes are beautiful, although they could do with one less 2ft bunker.
Fiona, Harry and I went out for a dive in some rough conditions, 2-3 meter swell both above water and at 20m, with visibility below 10m. It was rough work, and the 5m stop hit us hard as we lost all reference points and bobbed around aimlessly. Only Fiona and I went back out, and had much more relaxed dives the next two times, with significantly better visibility. The aquarium was full of fish and had a coral garden which was one of the dive master's pet biology project to maintain the healthiness of the reef. The ship wreck was worth seeing, as the botched skuttling process left a mess of metal jutting this way and that, gradually being reclaimed by the ocean. This is not the world's premier site, but it was still nice to get out and explore a new place.