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…

A question of identity.

  Yesterday’s surprise whale watch may be more surprising than first thought.   We’ve been consistently seeing minke whales come in toward shore to feed on the near bait, balls, but on our little boat that could only make it out 3 miles, we didn’t get as close as we’d like to identify the animal.…

An unscheduled appearance

Today my boss surprised me with a last minute request to go on a whale watch with a group of youth during my prep time.  Of course I said yes.  I’d been a little sad that everything going on didn’t allow me to plan for this afternoon’s whale watch, or tomorrow afternoon. Now I’d been…

Once More into the Breach…

I went out on the Matt Walsch today.  I’ll be honest. I seriously thought of NOT going, since I’ve been exhausted caring for Cinnamon, who has been ill since my birthday.  But I went, because there has been a humpback pair displaying courtship activities out there, and I wanted photos. As we were just heading…

Patches and Chief

Yesterday I posted about taking the Matt Walsh out of Marina del Rey, in the hopes of seeing Patches the bottlenose dolphin.  I no sooner got home when I saw reports that Patches had been seen off Dana Point that day in Orange County.  It seemed for sure that Patches was where-ever I wasn’t. Today…