October 23rd

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  10-15 NE
  • Sky: pretty cloudy most of the day
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • Had some ecotours drive by

Ecological

  • so many sea lions
  • 5 elephant seals scattered around
  • a gull with a broken wing
  • and some california gulls around
  • also saw the eagle again today

Notes

  • go to run the desalinator for awhile today, its been difficult to get to with all the sea lions around

October 22nd

Weather

  • Visibility: 10 Miles
  • Wind:  15-30 NW
  • Sky: cloudy but there was some sunshine today
  • Water: pretty rough with wind and waves

Boats/Visitors

  • Had some ecotours go by

Ecological

  • plenty of sea lions around along with the 5 female elephant seals

Big Waves

Weather

  • Visibility: 10 Miles
  • Wind:  0-15 SE
  • Sky: cloudy all day
  • Water: The swells were more than a metre today

Boats/Visitors

  • Had some ecotours brave the waves

Ecological

  • Sea lions seem to be multiplying still and getting closer to the house
  • Saw a couple humpbacks out there again today

Notes

  • Had to the run generator for quite a while today but couldn’t run the desalinator because the sea lions would not move

Census Day

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  0-10 NE
  • Sky: Overcast
  • Water: calm, sort of, there was a bit of a swell out there

Boats/Visitors

  • Kyle dropped off a food order and helped with some facility work other than that there were the usual ecotours

Ecological

  • More sea lions than last week
  • Same 5 elephant seals
  • a lot of birds, gulls, turnstones, oystercatchers, geese, cormorants and an eagle
  • Still not sure if the sea otter is out there, he is very hard to see from here

Notes

  • DnD was blasting today
  • The new generator is working great, just need more fuel

Census

  • California Sea Lions – 512
  • Stellar Sea Lions – 141
  • Unspecified Gulls – 620
  • Cormorants – 228
  • Black Turnstones – 26
  • Oystercatchers – 22
  • Geese – 16
  • Eagle – 1
  • Harbour Seals – 30
  • Elephant Seals – 5

Wind and Rain

Weather

  • Visibility: 10 Miles
  • Wind:  20-30 SW
  • Sky: cloudy all day
  • Water: pretty rough

Boats/Visitors

  • Didn’t see many boats today

Ecological

  • the sea lions have finally moved away from my house today and more off of the main island

Notes

  • its so windy and rainy, the island is pressure washing itself, desperately needed

Very Windy Today

Weather

  • Visibility: 5 Miles this morning then cleared to 15
  • Wind:  20-30 SE this morning but is now 10-15 NW
  • Sky: cloudy most of the day but the solar panels did get some sunlight
  • Water: pretty rough most of the day

Boats/Visitors

  • Some ecotours cruised by

Ecological

  • plenty of sea lions as usual and the 5 female elephant seals

 

High Winds Tonight

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  10-15 SE today but it is supposed to blow up tonight
  • Sky: overcast all day
  • Water: calm, no waves

Boats/Visitors

  • some ecotours came by

Ecological

  • plenty of sea lions around. not sure if their numbers have peaked yet
  • the 5 elephant seals are more scattered around today

Notes

  • The new generator is working really well

Cold Seas

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  0-15 NE
  • Sky: overcast all day
  • Water: flat but the current was moving

Boats/Visitors

  • Ecotours and fishing boats coming by today

Ecological

  • plenty of sea lions around not sure if the numbers have peaked yet
  • saw humpbacks again out the kitchen window, they’ve been around for awhile

Notes

  • The water sample the last couple days has shown a temperature of 9 degrees which is the lowest I’ve seen it in awhile
  • The generator is working nicely