Text by Don Roberson, Photos copyright by permission only Martijn Verdoes/www.agami.com
- Aboard 'Pt Sur Clipper' with Richard Ternullo, skipper; Roger Wolfe, Martin Verdoes, Matthew Dodder, Blake Matheson, Bruce Elliott and me (D. Roberson), leaders; with Ken Peterson, Peter White, Bill Sweetman and Michigan tour, and many whose names I did not get, including a couple from Texel. Overcast a.m., sunny & bright p.m. Winds light, Beaufort 2 a.m., Beaufort 3 p.m., but with a substantial swell from northwest. Route: Monterey harbor to Pt. Pinos, then W ~10 mi, north into SCZ waters (did Soquel Canyon & 'the fingers' for storm-petrels), then south into MTY waters some 16 nmi NW of Pt. Pinos, continuing S to 14 nmi W of Pt. Pinos, turn east and return. Lots of egg-yolk jellies still but few cetaceans: a couple of distant Humpbacks plus a bow-riding small pod of Pac White-sided Dolphin.
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