03-27-2012: More Rough Conditions, but at least we got into the Zone

Today wasn’t a whole lot better than yesterday. However, we were able to get a lot further. We actually got out to Point Pinos and were with at least three or four gray whales. But the conditions were so difficult and windy with significant swell that we didn’t get any good looks. Whale checks all the way around today. At least we got to see some pretty close up spouts. But that’s not what we take people out to see. With wind and swell, it made for difficult viewing. These animals didn’t even give any tail fluke views.

And because of the increasing south winds and swell, we couldn’t follow them very far north for concern that southwest swells and south winds would make for a very rough ride home. It would mean that we would be taking significant wind and swell from our starboard side.

Safety is always the number one priority out there. So I decided to head in while we still had a good line on Moss Landing.

Wednesday is actually looking pretty good. So we’re going to keep an eye on things and make the call in the morning.

About Michael Sack

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