6 North 1 South Bound 5 hours
Busy day with crowded beach, full parking lot and increased activity on all levels. The whales had calm seas but human obstacles on all levels. Starting midday with 2 speeding jet skis across the Santa Monica Bay into Point Dume where the whales tend to slow down and come in closer to rest in the warmer shallow water. Overhead, loud low plane flyovers marketing houses, beverages and politics. Boats raced full speed and sail boats drifted through the transect on their way north and south passing very close to shore at times with large cargo ships seen at horizon. A paddle boarder was rescued by Bay Watch and one swimmer brought his Loch Ness pool float into Pirates Cove. Still the whales showed up! They didn’t stay long but we saw them and counted them!