Hardly any wind today but the waves were a good size and there was a light rain throughout the day
a few ecotours went by today
Guy and Mike came by to make sure the generator and all the new batteries and inverters were running well
6 adult female elephant seals in front of the house, one pup stayed near the jetty and I have not seen the other pup today, I think she is might be out hunting which is great, she’s lost a lot of baby fat
Sky: cloudy in the morning then cleared up by afternoon
Water: mostly calm
Saw a few ecotours go by today
Two workers from Environment Canada came by for a few hours to inspect the weather monitoring equipment on the top of the lighthouse.
Kyle came out to deliver fuel and brought a student from Pearson college to see the island.
There are now three other male elephant seals hanging around.
The older elephant seal pup has been sleeping away from the elephant seal family (dominant male, female and weaner) for the last few days now and the other males are starting to become interested in it. I really hope they don’t attack it!
Kyle came by with some food and a new cart for wheeling fuel around. New batteries for the generator and energy system are getting installed tomorrow which will greatly reduce the amount of time we will need to run the generator! Very exciting.
Haven’t seen the young tagged C887 seal again
The elephant seal pups are getting so big, can’t believe how fast they grow. The weaner is so noisy, especially at night.
Lots of eagles and black oyster catchers out again today.
Not much boat activity today aside from the usual commercial freighters
Had some technicians come out to look at upgrading the internet routers for the island which is exciting. Lots of upgrades happening lately to the energy systems here which will greatly reduce the amount of fuel needed to burn everyday to keep things running out here.
The pups continue to grow and get bigger by the day.
Lots of eagles and harbour seals on the south east rocks still.