Friday, October 03, 2008

Feeding Frenzy


We left San Francisco Bay three days ago, and made two day trips to arrive in Santa Cruz. The weather has been nearly perfect, and conditions mild. We were able to sail for half a day as we approached Santa Cruz, so we were a quiet presence as we approached this feeding frenzy. Three or four Humpback Whales, a herd of California Sea Lions, dozens of Brown Pelicans, and the odd gull were all circling and diving and leaping from the water, apparently feasting on some dense concentration of fish. There was no sign that any of these creatures were aware of our boat, so we steered clear, awed by the intensity of noise, churning water, and bird calls.

2 Comments:

Blogger Kate said...

WOW! That must have been fantastic to watch.

Glad you had mild weather down there. Several wet and windy systems are expected to swing through the northwest over the next week. Looks like you are heading south just in time!

October 03, 2008 12:44 PM  
Blogger Gord and Laura said...

We are green with envy!
Gord and Laura

October 06, 2008 9:52 PM  

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