2018 03-16 SB Coast – More gray whales today! Seven gray whales were closely watched during our 12 noon departure, 2½ hour excursion. Seas were very calm as gentle rain squalls came and went during the trip. The rain did result in the whales getting wet.
The Leadbetter Beach kelp beds was the location of our first whale sighing. It was a single, small whale, but easy to watch.
Next, Captain Dave and his crew moved the Condor Express about a mile off the More Mesa area where a trio of whales was encountered. Again, these whales were young and on the small side. Great looks were had by all.
After a course that took us out past the 50-fathom depth contour, the crew located yet another trio of whales. These were much larger, full-grown adult whales. The three animals did quite a bit of rolling around and socializing. We were six or seven miles out from the harbor at this point. It was quite an amazing sight.
You never know what Mother Nature has in store. Bob Perry Condor Express