Seen from the Boat

A little clue in regarding my categories: If something is labeled “seen from the boat”, it’s not going to be a cetacean. If a post is TITLED “seen from the boat”, well, that’s a sure indication that the whale watch ended sans whales. Now I knew there weren’t a whole lot of whales in the…

Saturday at the Aquarium

With everything going on recently, both on the national level and the personal, I’d completely forgotten about some of the photos I took at the aquarium over the weekend. There is progress being made on the shark tank:   and the new seahorse tank is up and running and has animals, located in the mudflats…

The Fortuitous Traffic Jam.

Often the light on Warner causes a backup on the Pacific Coast Highway. I’d never seen it cause a 9 minute backup before. I gazed restlessly out at the reserve, when something caught my eye. A bird like I’d never seen before, and it looked like it’d lost its tiny little mind. It ran along…

Whale Watch 8/9/2017

Today I was out on the Newport Legacy out of Newport Beach. It’s a big, comfortable boat, and I was looking forward to the chance to see some of the unusual sightings that had been made down at Dana Point yesterday: 1- A juvenile grey whale, which should have completed it’s migration months ago, and…