The Lost Buoys


  • Visibility: 15+ miles
  • Wind: 5-10 SE
  • Sky: clear
  • Water: calm
  • Today’s high temperature of 16.7 C (62 F) was a new observed record, beating last year’s mark of 15.9 C.


  • 9 elephant seals on Great Race today.
  • Still no sign of any black oystercatcher nests.


  • Cleaned the solar panels.
  • Confirmed part no. for the desalinator RO membrane.


  • The largest eco-tour that I have ever seen came by today.
  • Named the Orca Spirit II, it even showed up on the AIS Vessel Tracking website map!
  • When viewing the sea lions on the South Rocks, it kept the farthest distance I have ever seen an eco-tour keep. Good job!
  • The large POW boat came by later on, and spent a while viewing the elephant seals that were frolicking in the ramp near the jetty.


  • 6 DND blasts today.
  • 2 around 10:00.
  • 2 around 11:00.
  • 2 around 13:30.
  • Spied a couple of lost buoys floating through Middle Channel this morning.

A DND blast

The Lost Buoys

The Lost Buoys