Gale-ish Weather for Earth Day


  • Visibility: 15 miles
  • Wind: 15-35 knots W, then NW
  • Water: 2′ chop
  • Sky: cloudy, a few drops of rain


  • Yesterday’s lone sea lion on the rocks near the derrick was joined by 6 others today.
  • Later a sea lion briefly ended up on the end of the jetty.
  • Lots of Canada Goose infighting as newcomers jostle for territory with existing nesters.


  • Cleaned the solar panels.
  • More goose work.
  • Got the manufacture date from the Yamaha outboard for Kyle.
  • Vacuumed up fruit flies in the basement.
  • Wanted to run the fire pump today to add some water to the cistern, but the combination of nearby sea lions, elephant seals, and high winds made this unwise.


  • A couple of fishing boats outside the reserve.
  • One eco-tour passed by the south rocks in the late afternoon.
  • It appeared to be too close to the sea lions.


  • A couple of DND blasts at 10:06 & 10:08.
  • The buoys were still present at low tide in Middle Channel.