Here are some more terrible photos of grey birds on grey water with grey skies...
One of the trip highlights was coming across a large raft of storm-petrels- I believe they estimated 8000 birds. Most were Ashy Storm-Petrels but we also picked out Black and Wilson's.
On our way back to shore we stopped for a couple of Tufted Puffins ridiculously close to the boat.
So yeah. The trip was excellent. Even my nonbirding friend that came along had a good time. The New Captain Pete served us well.
In case you are curious, some other birds seen that did not make it onto the blog were: Pacific Loon, Great Shearwater, Black Oystercatcher, Red-necked and Red Phalaropes, Pomarine and Parasitic Jaegers, Elegant Tern, and Cassin's and Rhinoceros Auklets. Oh and Yellow Warbler. We had two different Yellow Warblers circle the boat. Weirdos.