November 4th

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  10-20 E
  • Sky: cloudy throughout the day
  • Water: choppy, about a metre

Boats/Visitors

  • Had a few ecotours cruise by today, not many

Ecological

  • a few elephant seals, more sea lions in front of the house but less in general
  • definitely less californias and more stellars around

Fog and Sun

Weather

  • Visibility: 0 Miles in the morning 15 the rest of the day
  • Wind:  0-10 SE
  • Sky: Foggy this morning, mostly clear the rest of the day
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • Had quite a few ecotours cruise around today

Ecological

  • 2 elephant seals spotted today and 2 eagles on the outer rocks

Notes

  • Ran the desalinator and generator today, the freshwater tank is almost full

Beautiful Day

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  0-5 NE
  • Sky: clear all day
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • Gorgeous weather means plenty of ecotours

Ecological

  • the elephant seal made another appearance today, there were humpbacks, sea lions, and eagles

Notes

  • power went out early this morning so I turned on the generator and gave the solar panels a scrub, so hopefully it doesn’t happen again

Visitors!

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  10-20 SE
  • Sky: clear all day
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • Had some friends come visit for a few hours today, so nice to see them
  • also plenty of ecotours cruising by

Ecological

  • seems like there is less sea lions that the other day
  • did not see any elephant seals today but i am sure there is some around

Notes

  • There were also some humpbacks swimming around today

October 22nd

Weather

  • Visibility: 10 Miles
  • Wind:  15-30 NW
  • Sky: cloudy but there was some sunshine today
  • Water: pretty rough with wind and waves

Boats/Visitors

  • Had some ecotours go by

Ecological

  • plenty of sea lions around along with the 5 female elephant seals

Big Waves

Weather

  • Visibility: 10 Miles
  • Wind:  0-15 SE
  • Sky: cloudy all day
  • Water: The swells were more than a metre today

Boats/Visitors

  • Had some ecotours brave the waves

Ecological

  • Sea lions seem to be multiplying still and getting closer to the house
  • Saw a couple humpbacks out there again today

Notes

  • Had to the run generator for quite a while today but couldn’t run the desalinator because the sea lions would not move

0-5 S

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  0-5 S
  • Sky: some clouds but a lot of sunlight today
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • some ecotours came by and I believe a coast guard boat

Ecological

  • plenty of sea lions around and those 3 female elephant seals

Notes

  • Looks like Coast Guard was doing something with the green buoy to the south of me

Census Day

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  10-20 NE
  • Sky: clear all day
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • Had some visitors come by from Eagle Wing Tours

Ecological

  • The 3 female elephant seals are still here
  • Spotted some California Gulls today too

Notes

  • There was another sea lion with a band stuck around his neck, will alert DFO so they can come out here and help out the sea lion, the last pictures are of this sea lion
  • It was pointed out to me that I have not been including the sea otter in my census, I admit I have a hard time spotting him from here so I often forget about him

Census

  • stellar sea lions – 42
  • california sea lions – 286
  • gulls – 324
  • oyster catchers – 8
  • black turnstones – 18
  • sparrows – 32
  • harbour seals – 87
  • sea otter – 1

A Little More Rain

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  5-15 W
  • Sky: cloudy all day with little breaks of sunshine
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • Had quite a few ecotours cruise by today

Ecological

  • nothing new, approximately 300 sea lions on island, maybe more

Notes

  • Finally now that it has rained a bit more I can start pressure washing pathways and buildings, clean things up a bit