NGL N24.32.080 W110.25.650
Partially cloudy, wind N8 with gust 10-12, waves N2-3ft, calm along the shore of ES island. air temp 27C, water temp 22C, vis 4-6mts.
NGL is sailing west of ES while our guests are touring Los Islotes and snorkeling with the sea lions (for some of them). This morning our guest Garid was very lucky, a humpback whale swam right below him! We encountered more humpback whales in the channel of San Lorenzo and we followed a mother and calf from a respectful distance all the way from San Gabriel to Ensenada Grande.
Offshore, about 3nm out, NGl encountered three more humpback whales. After Los Islotes, the guests will come back onboard for lunch while we sail up to San Francisco. The northern wind would make the crossing too rough in the RHIB. I hope the condition will be better once in the channel of San Jose. Yesterday afternoon we finished the day with a big school of mobulas by El Saltito. It was a static school, with the rays swimming in circles just above the sandy bottom. It made for a great picture with the contrast of their dark bodies against the clear sand. At night we tried to attract the mobulas at anchor but without success. There was not enough plankton at the surface, probably because of the light wind.