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Ten Gray Whales and some dolphins too

Ten Gray Whales and some dolphins too

We may be nearing the final chapter of “phase two” in the northbound gray whale migration, but you wouldn’t know it by today’s great sightings.  We ran two trips today but one of them, at noon, was a private whale watching charter.  But all together we watched a total of 5 pairs of gray whale moms with calves.  The parade is obviously not over yet.  On the 9am a fabulous herd of at least 500 long beaked common dolphins added to the excitement.  Of course, the fact that it was a hot, calm “better than summer” day out on the Santa Barbara Channel really put the trips today over the top.  I gotta tell you this crew has very sharp eyes and nothing escapes their attention.  I’ve been doing this actively on the Condor Express since 2005, and I spotted my first whale (ahead of the crew) only yesterday…and it was not for lack of trying.   They are just that good.  (or I’m just that bad !!)    Either way, we are running all 3 trips tomorrow and conditions should remain stellar.  As Art Lebow used to say, “Be there or be square.”

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

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