Relentless westerly winds buffeted Race Rocks today starting before dawn and continuing through dusk. With the 25 – 30 knot winds (gusting higher), came sweeps of clouds and showers. The barometer was fairly steady at 110 hPa and the forecast is for more strong winds and showers.
There were no fishers or eco-tour boats today. The sea was quite rough and the big currents of the full moon pulled them even higher.
The Northern Elephant Seal numbers on Great Race continue to be 15 and they formed a huddle for most of the day in the lee of the only hill to hide behind.
The Glaucous-winged Gulls are at various stages in their preparations for parenthood and some appear to still be awaiting their mates.
The Pigeon Guillemots are quite accustom to being on land again now.
There were no visitors and chores were routine maintenance.