Monday, October 20, 2014

10/20/2014 Right Spot at MCBH

Thank you Tony for checking up on Right Spot and most importantly with sharing the photos with us... Looks pretty peaceful over there.... Hope you got to enjoy some time for yourself too.

10/20/2014 DB's Dailies: Kea@SB, Kolohe,Aukai,Kainoa&Duke@RI, RIP@Maili Pt, Buster&Haupu@NIM, Rocky@DH, Ua Malie@HR,

When I arrived at Sandy Beach at 0630, there was Kea (RN46), well up in the Naupaka at the outfall. He was still there on two subsequent checks but on my 1500 recheck he was down amongst the rocks just above the water line. Gayle advised that he was still there at dark.

On my first look at Rabbit Island I found 4 animals. Kolohe (RW22) was the only one I could ID at that time. When I got back to Makai Pier at 0832, all were still there, but now visible. At the far left end of the beach I found Aukai (RL12) in the company of Kolohe. Incidently, Kolohe must have started his molt yesterday. He is a solid 10% today. Kainoa (RN04) & Duke(RA12) were together 20 ft left of 1BS. The entire cast would remain the rest of the day.

At 0731 Team Billand reported RIP (RR70) at Maili Point.

At 0835 they advised that Haupu (RB24) was between the bunkers on the east side of Nimitz Beach. 

The highlight of the day for me, came with the 1542 call from Team Billand reporting that Buster (RV08) was now with Haupu. I’ve been wondering where that boy was after his sighting at DH the other day, newly back from Penquin Banks. Now we know.

At 1500 Dana called to advise that Tony Querobin had confirmed a 50% molted Right Spot (R016), still at MCBH.

Colleen checked in at 1708 with the news that Rocky was on the east side of the showers at Diamond Head. According to the Hotline call she probably hauled out around 1500 . Tanx Eh , ColleenMail at 1900 advised that one of her “subcontractors” reported Rocky gone at 1815.

Email from Diane G, brought news that she and Karen Turner found a 100% molted Ua Malie at High Rock today at 1145. Thanks guys !!

 kolohe and aukai
 so much for the rain keeping Kea in the Naupaka
 I guess it's just a comfy spot come rain or shine
 Ua Maile - look at those rolls !!! she's a beauty 
 Independent young'en
 Rip looking hung over... lol 
 Haupu and Buster
 hello gorgeous 
 going in for a little swim

Sunday, October 19, 2014

10/19/2014 DB's Dailies: Kolohe&2UU@RI, Kea@SB, Right Spot @MCBH, KC&RF28 from Kauai

I don’t know which was worse, being out there in the rain or a consisting mostly of back to back to back football. My choice was the outside, but on a much abbreviated basis. Thanks to Missus W and Melanie for being out there too. I know the Billands were out there also, but were batting Zero when I last heard.

I did a couple of brief looks at Rabbit Island from Makai Pier, but since the island was barely visible, getting an ID was pretty much impossible. There were 3 animals out there. Kolohe (RW22) I could ID because of his old coat, and his location in the Morning Glory, where he has been the last few days. There was a medium sized, new coated U/U animal at the log, 40 ft left of 1BS, and a larger U/U animal with a new coat at Right Middle Cliff. That was the best I could do.

Though he had not been there on my 2 previous checks, Kimo Smith called at 0842 to advise that he had found Kea (RN46) on the outfall at Sandy Beach. When I arrived at 0850 I confirmed the ID, and we cordoned him off. He had initially been amongst the rocks just above the water line, but on subsequent rechecks by Marilyn, Melanie & myself, he had moved fully into the Naupaka by afternoon. Kea was gone on my 1739 recheck.

I got email from Dana this morning , forwarding a Tony Querobin shot of Right Spot (R016) from yesterday at MCBH. Thanks Tony !!!

I found mail this morning from Val Bloy, on Kauai. She provided shots of Pohaku’s boy , RF28, and KC (RK28). Thanks Val.... Ya’ Done Good!

 Kea hanging out in the rain
 back into the Naupaka
 Kolohe on Rabbit Island
 Right Spot on Marine Corp Base Hawaii
 KC on Kauai hanging out with pal Val 
 RF28 trying to find a comfortable spot
 hmmmm i'm not convinced...
 Look!  It's the race between the honu and the seal.... silly seal is snoozing... Honu wins!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

10/18/2014 DB's Dailies: Kolohe&Aukai@RI, Kea@SB, Right Spot@MCBH, Haupu@KCG

It was a challenging day out there today, but Missus W and I out there in the gloom. At 0730 I found Kolohe (RW22) snoozin’ in the Morning Glory, 60 ft left of 1BS on Rabbit Island. When I got back to the pier at 1006 I found that Aukai (RL12) had arrived. She snoozed away the day at the far left end of the beach. I’ll spare you my hideous photos in the gloom and rain.

At 0835 posse member Danny called to advising that “the small one” was just hauling out to the outfall at Sandy Beach. When I arrived at 0841 I found and cordoned off Kea (RN46). As the day deteriorated Kea moved further & further up, to a point where he was completely up in the Naupaka. On Marilyn’s 1600 check, Kea had departed.

A called from Dana at 0930 advised that Tony had reported a 5% molted Right Spot (R016), still at MCBH.

Team Billand got a call from Lifeguards reporting an animal at Kalaeloa Campgrounds at 1016. When they arrived the found Haupu (RB24).

In the Yesterday’s News department, Kimo Smith sent shots from his Ka’ena Point treks, both yesterday and the day before. He found a molting RW02 at Camp Erdman, Luana (RN58) at the birth beach, Mokuleia, RK36 at Hidden Beach and Ka’ena (RO40) and a 75% molted BG (R303) at the point.

 Kea tucking away
 oh look it's a rock... wait wait ... no it's Kea.... LOL so much for braving the weather. 
 Good to see Haupu.... thanks team billand
 Yesterdays yesterday News - BG
 just a few more patches
 Little Green Luana ...... with raccoon eyes
 Luana and a fan.... i am going to give the benefit of the doubt this person is an appropriate distance to Luana.... given recent conversations on the Internet I would appreciate if people who are taking the photos please provide some explanation so there isn't any confusion as to whether is closer than the recommended safe distance.
 RW02 either has a juice box or a pack of smokes
 Camp Erdman