After Monday’s difficulties with the log, yesterday was even worse as I was unable to log on to the website. The problem seems to have been only temporary though, because I am now able to log on using both my computer and the main house computer.
Here is a summary of yesterday and today, along with photos from Monday.
Monday 31 October 2016-Photos
Tuesday 1 November 2016-Report & Chore Day
- Visibility: 15 miles
- Wind: 0-5 knots E
- Sky: rain
- Water: calm
- 5 elephant seals on Great Race today.
- Had to push the dead sea lion out past the jetty where it finally floated away.
- An inquisitive seagull floated up to the corpse and gave it a peck.
- Spotty the harbour seal was back on his rock near the jetty.
- Couldn’t log on to the Race Rocks website.
- Finished gathering data for the month end report.
- Completed October month end report for Kyle.
- Entered and sent off October seawater report.
- Ran the desalinator.
Wednesday 2 November 2015
- Visibility: 5 miles
- Wind: 15-20 knots NE
- Sky: overcast with showers
- Water: 2′ chop
- Fierce waves crashing against the jetty today.
- Expected to be windy overnight, with things calming down by noon tomorrow.
- Lots of Canada Geese on the island today.
Well well well, the tool bar on this blog post creator has disappeared. No more bullet points or photos. Maybe it’s just a Hallowe’en prank?
The weather this morning was overcast, with calm seas, a gentle breeze of 5-10 knots East, and a visibility of more than 15 miles. Later on the day was marked with periodic showers and winds gusting up to 30 knots West.
The sea lions continue to do their thing, clambering all over the rocky edges of the island, and generally making a nuisance of themselves around the jetty. They keep ramming into the finicky sliding door to the boathouse. There were five elephant seals on Great Race today.
Kyle and Guy came out in the afternoon to drop off some food supplies and help with the removal of the dead California sea lion. What an appropriate task for Hallowe’en. We hooked him up to a rope on the end of the derrick, and hauled him out to sea. Maybe I should have kept the skull for decoration tonight.
Only a couple of eco-tours today.
Well it’s fully dark outside now. I expect I’ll have my first trick or treaters any moment now. I hope they don’t mind bird poop instead of candy; it’s all I have in abundance out here!
Clear sky, wind 15 NMPH NE, signs of frost overnight.
This morning the sealion that has been in poor health and isolation during the past weeks was deceased on the rocks in the east bay of the island.
Bertha still near centre of island.
One ecotour vessel was in the reserve today.
-replaced corroded electrical plug on flush pump in diesel building
-cut, chopped, wood
-cleared a new storage space in the water tank shed for more fire wood storage