Sunday, February 16, 2014
2-16-2014 DB's Dailies: Buster@ETB, Kermit@KR&WSK, Ewa Girl@WSK, M&M,Haupu@WP, Pohaku@GR, Luana@Mokuleia
At 0730 I found what would prove to be Buster (RV08) doing 5 minute dives at Blowhole.
At 0909 a "swimming head" came through Blowhole in obvious travel mode. I got only one quick look at a sub adult sized, tan coated UU as it swam through west to east. I did not see the animal again.
At 1043 Buster (RV08) decided to haul out to ETB (Eternity Beach), on the west side. As I was putting up the SPZ a nightmare older local woman and her Australian Cattle Dog, along with another local male came down and despite my pleas to stay out of the SPZ and to keep the loose dog away, I got only the "ethnic card" crap which I will spare you. They made no attempt to control the dog and it ran up to Buster 3 times. Buster was in a preexisting hole in the sand initially and the dog had the high ground. Buster got out of the hole but at 1108 the dog ran him off. He returned to Blowhole and began foraging again. When Melanie did her BH check and when I did mine, Buster was no longer there. I did not see him again today.
At 0721 Team Billand reported Kermit (R012) at Kermit’s Reef.
At 0800 they reported the arrival of Haupu (RB24) fronting the Snack Shack at White Plains.
The reported M&M (R012) arriving at 0944 to join Haupu at WP.
They found Ewa Girl (RS00) at Wind Sock at 1040, and reported Kermit’s arrival to join her at 1139.
Cianna called at 1403 with the report of an U/U in Maili. The Billands confirmed the Pohaku (RO28) ID at Guard Rails Beach, Maili at 1506.
Afternoon email from Kimo Smith brought shots of Luana (RN58) at the birth beach, Mokuleia
Buster with a man and his dog
Buster should have given the guy a little nip as he was passing by
Luana at Mokuleia
Ewa Girl and Kermit
wonder what the footage would be like meeting up with Ewa Girl... too bad the camera has been removed
Kermit with his transmitter
Haupu and MM
Pohaku and her booboo