Many Boats Afloat


  • Visibility: 15+ miles
  • Wind: 0-10 knots NE
  • Sky: mix of sun and clouds
  • Water: rippled, later some gentle swells

Epic Sunrise


  • As many as 10 elephant seals on Great Race today.
  • Counted at least 4 elephant seals on Middle Rock.

One big family


  • Pretty standard day.
  • Solar Panels remained unusually clean.
  • Ran the desalinator in the evening.


  • There was a near continuous stream of eco-tours today.
  • I saw at least 6, plus many fishing boats doing their own observations.
  • One dive boat was anchored near South Rock.