Day of the Dolphins

2015 09-14 SB Channel

Three nice rain squalls featured light precipitation got the boat a little bit wet today as remnants of tropical storm Linda sent us some well-needed moisture. Seas were very calm and the water was both crystal clear and warm (the local NOAA buoy showed 72°F at 600 am). We watched long-beaked common dolphins all day, and today was certainly the day of the dolphins.

Captain Eric took the Condor Express to the far southeastern Santa Barbara Channel in hopes of finding larger cetaceans, but it was not to happen. In addition to the rain squalls and all the dolphins, we sighted 5 Minke whales and had repeated looks at several of them. Deck hand Auggie also used a gaff to retrieve a 5-gallon plastic bucket that was floating mid-Channel.

You never know what Mother Nature has in store. Bob Perry Condor Express

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