Tuesday, July 31, 2012
At 0659 I found Buster (RV08) doing 6-7 minute dives at Spitting Cave. He was still there when I departed at 0800.
At 0859 Gayle called with the report of Kaiwi (RK96) at Lanai Lookout. I saw Gayle and June's cars there later in the day, so I presume Kaiwi was there all or most of the day.
At 1238 I found Aukai fully visible above the water front rocks of Rocky Right Beach on Rabbit Island. I'd seen a possible , partially visible look at the dome of her back at 1034, but couldn't be sure. She reentered the water at 1338.
At 0730 Vera Cober called with the report of T21M at Iroquois Point. Photo confirmation received.
At 1501 Vera called again with the report of Rocky (RH58) at IRQ, but at a separate location from T21M. Photos are on the way, but may be "yesterday's news".
"China Walls" is a daily check on my route. I had heard that the two signature keiki palms that appear in many a postcard, had be cut down. This morning I found the awful truth. I have no comment, for legal purposes/ The sign says it all ! 'nough said.
Aukai being a little weaner
Kaiwi @ her home Lanai Lookout
I wonder if she'll meet up with little Aukai anytime soon?
T21 at Iroquois (thank you Vera)
Such a shame... seems like this guy pissed off a lot of people....
Why would someone do something like this?
RO28 @ Secret Beach
RO28 holds court
funny these two pictures don't even look like the same seal.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Team Billand came through with these photos of RO28/Pohaku at Ko Olina late this afternoon. Apparently she attracted a lot of attention.
This GOOFBALL should take the shot and move on... what the frick frack is he thinking.... Pohaku you have my permission to take a toe the next time.
Peace at last.
And what better way to end the day.... a beautiful Hawaiian Sunset.
(then again you early morning folks can pretend it's the sun rising).
7-30-2012 DB's Dailies: Aukai&Kolohe@RI, Buster@SC, Kaiwi@SC&LL,Pohaku@Banyan Tree, 2AW@Yokes, Irma@DH, Ewa Girl,UM&Kekoa@RR, T21M&Rocky@IRQ
On my first look at Rabbit Island, at 0624 I saw what would later prove to be Kolohe (RW22) in the Morning Glory, 40 ft left of 1BS.
At 0705 I found Buster (RV08) doing 7 minute dives at Spitting Cave.
While I was watching Buster, Gayle called at 0714 to say that she was with Kaiwi (RK96) who was down at the ladder, at SC.
Posse member Kimo called to report that both Buster and Kaiwi departed around the point, headed east at 0857.
I was back to Makai Pier at 1100. At 1115 I finally found Aukai just moving up from behind the water front rocks at Rocky Right Beach, on RI. She had probably been there all along, but didn't become visible until the tide drove her higher.
Zeeny called at 1203 to report that Kaiwi (RK96) was now at Spitting Cave, and sent confirming photos. Gayle also sent shots.
At 0844 Team Billand found Pohaku (RO28), apparently overnighted for D#5 at Banyan Tree Beach, KoOlina. When they came back for a 1511 recheck she was gone. Posse member , Linda called the Billands to report that Pohaku had relocated to Secret Beach, at 1707.
Team Billand reported 2AW at 3rd Dips, Yokes, at 1319.
Though I'd heard nothing from Diamond Head this morning, I did find 1200 email from Rachel, saying that Irma (R010) had apparently overnighted, but departed at approximately 1130, according to witnesses.
At 1356 Vera called to report that IRQ security had called her about Rocky (RH58) at IRQ. Vera's shots confirm Rocky & T21M snoozin' together at IRQ.
Dera called at 1453 to advise that Eileen had called around 1400 to report Ewa Girl (RS00), with an U/M with red tags, and Kekoa (RK72) at the Reef Runway.
I spoke with Tracy late in the day, and she mentioned in passing that Lona (R017) had pupped at Kalaupapa between the 20th & 22nd.
In the "Yesterday's News" department, Zeeny visited Mom & Pup at Mokuleia yesterday. You've seen her videos. Here are just a few of her shots from the visit.
I'm sure some will say "OMG....... morrrrrrre pup photos?" Well, there is nothing more warm & fuzzy that Mom and Pup shots, so when properly edited there just can't be too many pup shots. Vera Cober, one of the most talented photographer/posse persons out there visited R912&Pup today. Yep.... there are more pup shots.... Enjoy !!!! We also have Diane who was on today's schedule.
Kaiwi @ spitting cave
see it really is her
T21 @ Iroquois
T21 full body
are you checking me out?
T21 and Rocky
Rocky rockstar getting some rest
2AW @ Yokes
the caution tape was put up before Team Billand got there.... apparently 2AW was being looked after. FYI - we strongly discourage the use of plastic caution tape, first we want to avoid the crime scene look, two not good to be using the plastic, and three it almost draws more attention than needed.
RO28 @ Banyan Tree... I had to double take on this photo. There is a pic of Kerby from a couple of years ago that looks very much like this one.... who knows maybe they related?
She takes after Maka'iwi with her poses... speaking of, when is that girl going to come home!
Okay.... who doesn't LOVE baby pictures? Although this is Oahu's second pup, it's the first opportunity to take some kodak moments without the use of a scope (we love your pictures DB, but you know there's a big difference). Today's photo ops come first from Diane aka Diga who was on duty with another a-one volunteer Karen T. Recently Diane asked me why do you post all the pictures, rather than select a few.... well you tell me can you select just one two or three of these? No way Jose! sooo enjoy and Thank you Diga!
R912 vocalizing " okay baby, let me rest just a little, stay still!"
Lunchtime!The next series of shots are from Vera who did double duty, first she's at Iroquois and then out to shoot these great shots of momma and the kid.
butterfly kisses for mom
okay little one you giving momma a headache
ummm.... mommmmm I'm wet
I love ya
I love you too squirt!