02-18-2012 – Rough Weather gets in the way, we’ll try Again Tomorrow

Rough weather got in the way again today. We had two trips scheduled for today. One of the trips was an early 8:00 am trip that we thought we might be able to sneak in before the weather picked up. So we gave it shot. We realized this morning after reviewing the marine forecast that the weather was likely going to come up in the afternoon. But after about 30 minutes of running we realized our efforts may be futile. But we kept moving along at a snails pace hoping to be able to get out into the zone before it picked up too much then just ride the weather back.

It’s kind of nice when you’re going with the weather. So the strategy is to get out there in The Zone as fast as possible and then just kind of hang with animals with the weather behind us. Well, it didn’t quite work out that way today. We never quite made it to The Zone.

We were a couple of miles short when white caps started appearing everywhere, making spotting quite difficult. So we turned the boat and enjoyed the ride back hoping to spot some dolphins, orcas or maybe even a wayward gray. But all we found were sea otters. I think the sea otters are the cutest animals we see out there. So that was good. We’ll try again tomorrow.

Here’s some incredible video footage from a trip in November. It’s one of the best encounters we’ve had.

About Michael Sack

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