Friday, February 26, 2016

2/26/2016 DB' Dailies: Buster, Kainoa&Kea@Rabbit Island, Kaiwi@Spitting Cave, Pohaku@Depot's, Nanakuli, Kimo Kai@Maili Guard Rails, R5AY@Hauula, 2-26-16, Y/N, Nani@Fort Hase, MCBH

I arrived at Makai Pier at 0727 for my first look at Rabbit Island and found what would prove to be Buster (RV08) snoozin’ in the grass, 80 ft right of 3BS.

 I got back at 0830 to find things the same, but at 0936 Kea (RN46) galumphed out of his hiding place behind the high grass at 3BS and moved down to join Buster. They would both enter the water at 0954.

 Buster would haul out again, alone to the same location. At 1142 he would be joined by Kainoa (RN04), and at 1218 Kea would haul out to join Kainoa & Buster, with basically no interaction. All would snooze away the rest of the day.

 Gayle called at 1026 to advise that she was with Kaiwi (RK96) at Spitting Cave. Today Kaiwi was doing 13-14 minute dives.

 I want to share a small factoid with you concerning the large waves of the last few day. Regular readers of the blog will know all too well that more often than not my opening paragraph will be that so&so was at the log, up in the Morning Glory, 40 ft left of 1BS. Sound familiar ? On the first day of the big waves I came to work to find that the usual gradual incline up the beach to the log had been severely eroded. In its place was a 6 ft high cut in the beach, with a portion of the log hanging out in midair. Yesterday, it was more so. On my first look this morning the first thing I saw was the absence of the log in the usual spot. A pan to the right answered the question. There was said log, now mid beach half way between 1BS & 2BS, 150+ ft from its original spot. It marks the end of an era. That log arrived at its location somewhere between 9-20-08 & 9-24-08 (I looked it up). It will be interesting to see how the cast reacts to the change. I’m sure they’ll adapted more easily than I will. As for the future of the log ??????

 At 0650 Team Billand called with the report of Pohaku (RO28) at Depots, Nanakuli. Pohaku departed at 1905.

 At 1011 the Billands found Kimo Kai (RT12@Maili Guard Rails.

 Karen Banes mail, from the Hotline today, advised that R5AY had been in Hauula today.

 Kainoa, Kea and Buster
 Kainoa and Buster 
 The log on Rabbit Island 
Kaiwi at spitting cave
Kimo Kai
love this pic
Yesterday's news Nani at MCBH


Madhatter in Ohio said...

Thanks for the info about the log. I wonder if more will go around it now or if the monk seals will still like laying by it at the different location.

Anonymous said...

If the log is on the move perhaps it too should be tagged!

Thank you for your regular reports. And I continue to marvel at the details you are getting in your RI photos with that new lens