- Visibility: 15 miles
- Wind :15-25 knots West
- Sky: mix of sun and clouds
- Water: 1′ chop
- Down to 14 elephant seals on Great Race today.
- Lots of sea lions on the rocks near the derrick.
- Glued the edge of the desalinator bunker door back on.
- Cleaned the solar panels.
- Between 15-20 eco-tours came into the reserve today; I lost count.
- Most of them appeared to be too close to the sea lions at one point or another.
- Once there were 4 eco-tours in the reserve at the same time.
- Another time there were 5 eco-tours within the reserve.
- Two times the small Prince of Whales boats went THRU the South Channel.
- When marine mammals are present, this channel is too narrow for boats to pass through (the minimum distance for boats viewing marine mammals is 100 metres!)
- Both times there were many sea lions present, including several that were already swimming in the channel or near the entrances.
- Most of the sea lions were at the right hand entrance to the channel. Unfortunately both times the boat had already passed thru that entrance before I could get a photo.
- I did get some photos of one PoW boat in the middle of the channel, and exiting it.
- Several pleasure craft passed through the reserve as well, including a sail boat that was towing a smaller boat (reminiscent of motorhomes that tow cars).
- I wasn’t able to get photos of all these boats, as I didn’t always have the camera on me. I also accidentally deleted a few photos.