On Sunday, I brought 7 students to Race Rocks in two trips in the whaler. This week is project week at the college so all students are off campus on adventures, being creative, and doing service projects.
At Race Rocks students are helping with daily tasks of measuring ocean temperature and salinity and monitoring wildlife as well as working on a few projects including erecting exclosures to monitor the grazing and erosion impact of geese and doing repairs to the siding of the tank room that was damaged in a storm in January.
On Monday I brought two students back to campus, the other 5 will stay for the duration of the week. Unfortunately, on the way back out to Race Rocks I hit a piece of drift wood and bent a blade on the propeller.
On Sunday there were 3 eco-tour vessels in the reserve.
On Monday Misery gave Squall a chase and caught her on the N side of the main house. He held her down and was biting her, at one point he picked her up about 3 feet in the air and tossed her. Eventually she made it in-between some rocks where he could not reach her. Pam got some good shots of the escape from the web cam: http://www.flickr.com/photos/66339356@N00/6938289865/in/photostream
Yesterday afternoon a SE wind picked up in the afternoon increasing to over 50 knots before dark and pushing some big swells into the island.