16 August 2012 | Pacific ocean off Eureka, CA
Water, water, water, boat, water, water, water, WHALE!
That's what we've spent our day looking at. We left Crescent City, CA around 7:30 this morning. The swells were about 5' neat the entrance to Crescent City Harbor but since then, they've calmed down. We have maybe a 2' swell with no wind right now.. We've been motoring all day. Bummer.
We've seen lots of whales today and just a few minutes ago a pod of porpoise were playing in our bow wake. They'd race up behind the boat and then cut right in front of the bow. They'd go back and forth in front of the bow 5-6 times then turn around and head someplace behind the boat just to repeat the game again and again. How fun is that?!?
Ken had a little excitement a few hours back but I missed it. A Humpback whale surfaced right near the bow and then lifted his giant fluke and dove! Ken said that if he was on the bow, that he probably could have touched it!
We are planning on spending two nights out while making our way to San Francisco.