Wednesday, April 14, 2010

squid boat

Wait! Is it the new moon? I think I'm 'bout ready for grunion greeting. We see these massive boats in the Monterey Bay every spring, most notably for their extremely bright lights in the middle of the night - which would be beautiful and appreciated if they didn't light up our bedroom all night long. This is the first sighting since last year. I've looked with binoculars and those gulls are hovering around the boats past midnight, too. I'm searching online into this regular occurrence in our area, but I'm finding it difficult to find solid information. While we can see these boats plainly from home, this pic was taken between Cannery Row and the Plaza Hotel.

ps 04/17/10 - The boats were out Wednesday night and Thursday night. No sign of them Friday night.

2 comments:

Susan said...

Great view! Must have been fairly noisy too with all the gulls.

Nature ID said...

Squid boats are on my mind since we can still see their bright lights. Amazingly, we can't hear the gulls, but we can hear people talking from the boats. Isn't that odd?