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wind and seas

Sunday, August 14, 2016  –  A bright sunny day, but the moderate to heavy wind and seas made the day very spectacular.  Captain Eric ran the Condor Express  southwest, just past the East Channel Buoy with whitecaps all day long.  A total of 1 humpback whale and approximately 100 long-beaked common dolphins were observed closely.

The humpback whale was a juvenile and spent most of the time going about its business and was wonderful to watch busting through the on-coming seas.  The spout from this beast was sent flying high into the breeze.  The little whale was a good fluker and also threw its tail once.  Again, this was enhanced by the elements.

On the way back towards Santa Barbara after our visit with the humpback whale the dolphins found the boat and had good looks at us.  Groups of dolphins rode the wind and seas together and was a brilliant vision to behold.

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

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