On Thursday June 15th : Wind:gale warning for the afternoon to 30/35 knots North East wind . Calm sea early at 5:30 and later in the morning rain and fog visibility drop from 10 miles to 2.The temperature was around 11dgrees with 82% of humidity.On the 16th Friday early the wind was 24knots and again same pattern a gale warning for the afternoon . clear sky 15 miles visibility and 11.9 Air temperature. The rest of the week we had a calm sea with light winds
We have between 6 and 9 elephant seals on the rock mainly younger one with always Chunk the old timer. A very young one surprised me : 5 months at the most. The rock is becoming pretty dirty …poo and flies everywhere . It’s getting yellow and white with the birds even the roofs have changed; not so clean anymore…We have less nesting gulls this year. A few oyster catchers couples like usual at this time and on the same spots. The tides are strong those days.by example:on the 15th low tide at 13:30: 2 feet and high tide at 22:30: 8 feet.Slag are long too
I had to phone 2 times this past week to Pedder Bay marina because 2 of their renting boats were very closed and worst fishing ; Asian people each time . So for the fist boat they left as soon as contacted but for the second i had to use horn and shouting to get the same result.Many eco-tourism vessels. Big coast guard boat seen on Friday
The generator has not been used for 10 days…Very efficient solar panels. work like usual in and around the house
Christine arrived on the 19th for a few days on the rock and the same evening we had a nice visit of Kyle and Sabrina with Sabrina’s parents and the little 10 days old baby girl Tyler.
1 Helicopter and 1 plane above
If Monday and Tuesday were a little bit windy around 20 knots Wednesday has been a calm and almost no wind day at all. the air temperature was pretty chilly for June (10 Celsius) the barometric pressure :101.3 and 101.5 K Pa. Good visibility and calm sea. Sky:overcast most of the day
We can notice an increase of the Pigeons guillemots population . They are also very active. Between 6 and 9 elephant seals on the rocks and Chunk the famous one, came back bloody with an injure on one of his Finn and bites all over his body.
I did an extensive cutting and stoking wood work for next Winter . The basement is full now. The solar pannels are a lot more efficient
So many whale watchers those days around the dock.Summer is definitively there !
At 5:00 just 10 knots from North but Gale warning in effect,Sky cloudy ,Visibility over 13 miles Temperature:11degrees Celsius,Humidity:91%. At 12:30 PM wind to 32 knots and 40 knots at 4:00PM. Some fog in the morning.
An Eagle attacked the birds colony pretty early this morning.4 geese ,,the pigeons guillemots were numerous and very active. I had the privilege to see a flock of orcas going through the North passage ! What a scenery! Maid my day!
Cruise ships ,Navy ships ,a few fishing boats and for sure whale watcther vessels
200 liters of diesel transferred to the house tank, wood splitting and inside work
The Norhwestern Crow closely resembles the American crow being black noisy and having forward facing bristles above its nostrils. The nw crow is smaller in size and has a shorter lower caw. It also has a smaller bill, smaller wings and has a greater wing beat rate.They usually inhabit coastal areas such as Race Rocks and are not thought to be birds which migrate. The crow usually forages for food near coast lines and its diet may include dead fish, crab, mussels or clams. In most regions its nest may be located at high elevations or in the branches of Conifer trees. Here at Race Rocks, the closest suitable nesting sites are on Bentinck Island.
Common Name: NorthWestern Crow
Other Members of the Class Aves at Race Rocks.
Original text by Lawson Connor, PC student Dec. 2002
22 knots south west wind ,sea with wavelets, sky overcast,visibilty over 13miles. Low tide at 0,73 . Full moon is coming soon
I was” disturbed” by a few very noisy sea lions on the jetty! In the afternoon nap for everybody …sleeping rock.4 new geese
Whale watchers :1st one at 10:30 AM no fishing boat on sea, a few carriers going out
desalinator on,cleaning of the house windows,wood chopping,some grease on the boat trailer.
Almost no wind :6 knots from west ,calm sea and 13 miles visibility at 5:30 AM.The wind raised at 5h00 PM to 17knots and quickly to 20 knots.
7 elephant seals were sleeping the whole day. 4 were big males
Solar panels very dirty in the morning ,a wheel on the dolly needed to be changed and the chainsaw needed to be sharpened
At 5h30 AM the cruise ships were heading to Victoria and at 11am the 1st whale watchers were around the rock . It has never stopped for the rest of the day. May be a correlation between the 2: cruise ships and activity at Race Rocks.
On Sunday 2nd of June between two gusts of wind Guy switches over Laas. Thank you for the good job and for leaving the house so tidy.
Saturday 3rd : light wind 17knots ,sky :overcast;visibility: over 15miles,calm sea.On Sunday: more wind 24Knots to 31 knots from West,sea state: white crests,visibility :15miles, sky: partly cloudy, air temperature:9.5 degrees at 5:30AM. Monday: calm again:9knots from West clear and calm.
Around on Sunday it was interesting to watch 2 heavy fishing boats coming back from sea full9 elephants seals on the rocks . Seagulls on their nests; a few are aggressive as usual at this time of the year. it takes 23 to 24 days of incubation and around 40 days to see the babies taking off for the 1st time.Many eagles in the morning trying to get some eggs.
Saturday has been a busy day for the watchers and also for the small fishing boats closed to the coast. The cruise ships are back and can be seen as usual in the evening leaving Victoria.In Sunday it was nice to watch 2 big , heavy and full of fish boats coming back from high seas. Some big containers
One above the tower towards Victoria
Generator and desalinator on / 200 liters of gasoil transfered in the yellow tank / cleaning of the boat shed and on the jetty