Wednesday, March 31, 2010

It's Looking Like This

Properly home from my journey, and back at work. I need to be in three places at once, now that the work day is over. I wanted almost desperately to go to the outer coast, and there is nearly enough daylight now to make it possible to drive out there and back on a work day; nearly; and I wanted to go straight to the couch and read for about 8 hours; and a supermarket expedition was Required. So I went to the market, and have persuaded myself that there is too much surf to see the gray whales anyway...

First Beach Web Cam, March 31, 2010 (Click for larger image.) now I will gather up the current book, the next book, and the fall-back nonfiction, and go out on Ediz Hook for a while. It's intermittently gorgeous out, in between clouds and even sprinkles.

The gray whale news is not excellent. Migration is in full spate, and the cow-calf pairs are beginning to move, but there appear to be very few of them. (1)(2a)(2b see charts at bottom)(3).

PS It snowed a lot on top.

Hurrican Ridge Web Cam, March 31, 2010 (Click for larger image.)
(Click for larger image.)


robin andrea said...

Glad to see you're back from your journey. Not very good news about the whales. How long does it take you to drive from PA to the coast?

mb said...

About 80 minutes. That's why Port Townsend wasn't an option, it added another hour, so not in casual day-trip reach of the Actual Outside Ocean. I needed a town at least this size--find work, libraries to feed my book habit, make a new life. Because of the Park and tribal lands, not so many options on the outer coast itself.