Elephant Seal Chase, Wind, Vessels

The small female elephant seal had stayed up near the base of the tower until last night when the fog horn went off, she moved down to the path near the middle of the island.  Misery came back to Great Race this morning.

When he started approaching the female she moved away.   She made it back up to the base of the tower again where Misery doesn’t seem to like to go, maybe too much of an incline for the fat bugger.  Misery stayed by the engine room, likely in the females path if she tries to leave.

Yesterday there were three boats in the reserve: a dive boat in the morning and 2 eco tour boats in the afternoon.

The wind picked up today around noon reaching gusts of 60 knots from the west.  The wind has stayed around 30 knots most of the afternoon.