2022 02-17 SB Channel
While the eastern Channel was awash from even more Santa Ana winds, our neck was had surprising mild sea conditions. The light winds picked up a notch as we moved west to Coal Oil Point, which, by the way, is actively living up to its name with plenty of natural seepage going on! The water clarity beneath the sheen was good for watching gray whales. And gray whale were the “species of the day” with 8 closely watched during our noon departure 2 ½ hour excursion.
All of today’s gray whales were north bound except the last one.
Whale 1 was a shy beast that got us a few fast looks about 2 miles south of Campus Point. As we moved further west to explore at least 4 additional spouts, 2 more popped up close behind the Condor Express…bonus whales! The foursome showed some socialization with rolling and sideways swimming. It was a nice show.
On the southbound leg, aka the journey home, that singleton whale that was also southbound was watched.
Whales, whales, whales, whales, whales, whales, whales, and more whales.
You never know what Mother Nature has in store. Bob Perry Condor Express, and CondorExpressPhotos.com