Patience is a lesson learned and practiced while studying and observing gray whales. Today was no exception. Thankfully it paid off with one small blow followed by one large dorsal hump after 3hrs. A large group of students ages 18-25 from the Dream Center worked on building trust through leadership training.
A beautiful rainbow popped up for seconds this morning in between several rounds of heavy rain. At the ocean rough waves, high winds and white caps made it difficult to spot and track the two single whales seen today. Also seen were one hawk,two slow moving cargo ships, two small groups of dolphins in the … Continue reading After the Storm…
An ominous sky,chilly strong winds, a debris covered high tide line along with rough surf set made whale spotting nearly impossible. One blow was seen in the 3hrs I observed. There were many shore birds, one hawk, one cargo ship and several beach walkers and fellow photographers out enjoying the buildup to the looming storm … Continue reading Here Comes The Storm
Two gray whales were spotted today in 2.5hrs. The first whale was spotted by the point heading south past Pirates Cove and the second gray whale was spotted 200yds off shore near tower 2 life guard stand. Both whales had visible blows and showed pectoral fins and flukes as they quickly traveled through separately. The … Continue reading Two Gray Whales
One gray whale popped up and slowly made its way quietly with no visible blows on its way south. This was my first up close sighting of 2017! A fellow whale watcher witnessed the same whale while holding his beloved "Lemuiran" quartz crystals,mindfully sending all his best intentions out to the whales on their journey … Continue reading Hello Gray Whale!!!
The Camera crew filming The Last Tycoon TV show for Amazon spotted two whales very early this morning but none the rest of the day. I will take it. So glad the whales were seen at all. None for me in the 1.5 hrs I looked.
Rat tat tat of my heart...after 3.5 hours, one gray whale migrating south along the horizon as the sun was setting! Handful of dolphins, pair of harbor seals, one kestrel, dozens of sea gulls, rock climbers,beach walkers and waders all out enjoying this 74 degree windy afternoon. Low tide at 4:58pm.
A beautiful day that warmed up to 65 but no whales yet! It was low tide at 2:52 pm exposing the star fish usually submerged under water on the sea stack rocks. I've also seen one sea lion, a dozen or more shore birds,three pelicans in bright breeding colors,two helicopters, one bay watch helicopter and … Continue reading Waiting for the Whales