02-12-2014 President’s Day Weekend Conditions Look Promising for Gray Whale Viewing

Light winds are predicted and much calmer seas ahead for our Fri-Mon trips this week. This is good news, as we had to cancel trips for the past two weeks due to rough ocean conditions. Well, there is a slight chance of rain, but we won’t worry about that. As long as we have light winds and long period swells, all is good for whale watching.

The straggler southbound gray whales continue and now we are expecting early northbound grays as well. This is the transition period in mid to late February where we get whales heading both ways. We have had great dolphin action this winter so far, so hope to encounter either Risso’s, Pacific White Sided or Common Dolphins as well.

Captain Mike has been off a sea sailing our sailboat, the Celtic Traveller, back home from Cabo, Baja Mexico where we had her for the fall. (That is why he hasn’t been posting much as he is too busy sailing.) It’s been a long, hard passage and he has stories to tell upon his return. Today he is sailing from Long Beach to Ventura. He’ll catch a train back home to run our weekend trips this Friday through Monday. Then back he goes to complete the last leg of the journey home to Moss Landing.

About Michael Sack

Boat Captain, Monterey Bay marine life naturalist and guide. Photographer and Videographer.
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