Tuesday, February 11, 2014
2-10-2014 DB's Dailies: Kekoa,Nani,RK36&Kaiwi@RI, Buster@SB, Haupu&RIP@WP, R5AY&P,Kaikaina,La'akea&RI37@TB
I’m happy to report that it was a wonderful day. After 45 days, Kaiwi (RK96) had her fish hook removed. Highlight of the day doesn’t even come close.
At 0951 , from the Makapuu Overview, I found what would later be confirmed , by Mark Sullivan (NOAA) to be Kekoa (RK72), Nani (RK60), and RK36, at Rocky Right Beach on Rabbit Island. He got an N60 on Nani.
When I got to Makai Pier at 1008 I found that Kaiwi (RK96) was at the far left end of the beach on RI. NOAA personnel responded and at 1332, her fish hook was removed.
At 1209 a green kayak with 1 male/ 1 female aboard landed on Rabbit Island. Thankfully they move to the right, an did not interact with Kaiwi. DOCARE responded . The couple departed the island when they saw the NOAA zodiac arriving. A DOCARE officer responded and hopefully he got them. I had to leave for a for a Sandy Beach run just as the NOAA guys were heading out. The couple was gone (as was the DOCARE officer, when I got back to the pier at 1330.
At 1225 Gayle called with the report of Buster (RV08) at Crappy Cove, Sandy Beach. When I arrived at 1305 we cordoned him off, and he remains. Buster departed at 1840.
At 0905 Team Billand reported Haupu (RB24) at Tower #1, White Plains.
Diane Gabriel called at 0924 to report R5AY & Meli, plus Kaikaina (RK54) within the cordon at Turtle Bay. An afternoon email from Lesley added that she saw La’akea (RK82) at Right Spot’s Spot, TB, at mid afternoon.
She called later, at 1348 with the report of RI37 nearer the hotel. She had apparently been there since around 0730.
At 1000 the Billands reported M&M at KCG.
At 1130 Team Billand reported RIP (RR70) hauling out to join Haupu at WP. She was gone at 1400.
I would love to know what the sudden attraction to this island is.... If there is a particular group being told to head out that way.... or if it just a coincidence that so many people landing on Rabbit Island in the last couple of weeks.
The mate a mighty sailor man, the skipper brave and sure.
Five passengers set sail that day, for a three hour tour, a three hour tour!
Thank you for helping Kaiwi .... poor stubborn little girl must feel a lot better tonight.
Buster at Sandys
Haupu and Rip at White Plains