Makaiwi had last been reported , on Maui, on 6-12-15 so there was a really good chance she was headed this way. Now we know she was. Her last Oahu sighting was on 12-8-14, when I found her mid way between Kaupo Beach Park and Makai Pier. In between she has been a Kona girl.
The 2nd highlight of this day came with a call from Gayle, reporting the return of Kaiwi (RK96) to her home in the SE Quadrant. Gayle found her at Buster Flats, Lanai Lookout. She was gone on her late afternoon recheck, probably due to tide. She had last been seen at Ka’ena Point on 7-3-15.
I got in just a quicky Rabbit Island check at 1338, and found Cass (RG06), partially visible at Rocky Right Beach.
Team Billand reported Kimo Kai (RT12) at Guard Rails at 0625.
Diane Gabriel was a wealth of knowledge today, reporting La’akea (RK82) at Right Spot’s Spot , Turtle Bay at 1050.
She would find Ola at the birth beach, TB, at 1336.
Of course Diane spent a shift with Ua Malie &PO3 at the birth beach. Thank you Diga !!
Word from Val Bloy advised that Pohaku (RO28) weaned her pup, PK3, yesterday on Kauai.
Last but not least, today Ka’ena (RO40) turns 9 years old !!! It seems like only yesterday I was humping rebar and orange fencing (2 trips) out to KP.