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Mother’s Day Out

Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish the elk cows from the young bulls who haven’t started growing their antlers yet.

47 Roosevelt Elk
47 Roosevelt Elk

But until a couple days ago we’d only seen about a third this many elk since they took off to have their calves.

Tagged Cow
Tagged Cow

But there’s Alllie – my A-3 tagged cow.  She had a calf last year so I’m betting she has one this year too.  They are really skittish of me because I am on foot.  The calves aren’t with them but they aren’t far from the trees.  I’m sure the calves are well hidden and safe and we’ll get to see them in a week or two.  I can hardly wait!

Whale Spout Near Devil's Churn
Whale Spout Near Devil’s Churn

A tell-tale sign that there’s a whale, is a group of people parked on the side of Hwy 101, with cameras trained on the ocean close to shore.

2nd Whale - near Devil's Churn
2nd Whale

There were two whales feeding just north of Devil’s Churn, just south of Yachats.

2 Whales Feeding - near Devil's Churn
2 Whales Feeding

We watched them for about 10 minutes and then had to get going.

Whale Watching Weather – Today!

If whale watching, on the central Oregon coast, is on your list for spring break this week, today is a great day for it!

Looking south from Tillicum Campground today
Looking south from Tillicum Campground today

You can see all the way to Yachats!  Cook’s Chasm has whale watching volunteers if you want someone to help you spot the grey whales.

Self Portrait
Self Portrait

Anyway, I’m outta here!  I’ll be basking in the sun so don’t even think about calling me!

Notes from my Workamping Journal:

“Basking in the sun” means I’ll be working outside…and lovin’ it 🙂