At 0858 Aukai (RL12) would haul out to the left end of the beach and move up to the log , 40 ft left of 1BS. Both would later move down to the water line to cool off, but there was no observed interaction.
Marilyn called from Spitting Cave with the report of what would prove to be an U/U, doing 9 minute dives. Her shots were inconclusive, but 2 red tags could be seen underwater. Though she as well as Melanie checked the other spots on that side, China Walls, and Kokee, no animals were noted.
At 1002 posse member Bob U., called to advise that there was an animal at Buster Flats, Lanai Lookout. Marilyn was in the area and confirmed the Kaiwi (RK96) ID. Both Melanie and I checked later in the day, and she remains, despite the Adoring Hordes down on the flats, as has become the norm. It used to be a few divers and fishermen. Now it MUST be in the tour guide books because there are waaay to many people down there. A girl can’t get a decent days sleep anymore.
Team Billand called at 0916 with the report of Haupu (RB24) doing her floating thing off of Lanikohonua.
For the rest of you Makaiwi (R4DF) fans, I’m happy to report that a call from Lesley at 1502, brought word that she was seen today at Keahole Pt, on the Big Island.
In the Yesterday’s&Today’s News department Rikki Goble sent a coupla’ shots from Turtle Bay yesterday, with R5AY&PO1. She (Rikki) was part of the volunteer training up there yesterday. Rikki also sent some great swim sessions shots of Mom & Pup from today, as did Vera Cober. Also in Y/N,
Ken Tingman sent shots from his Ka’ena Point trek yesterday.