Let's start with Gayle's day because I know this news will bring much relief to some, (especially Barbara). Gayle went back to Diamond Head today to check on Right Spot, and sure enough she was there. Gayle called the hotline and within minutes Colleen arrived. They spent time talking with residents and educating the beach goers. While there one of the swimmers told them there was another seal further down, so the two of them headed over and there was Pohaku RO28. !!!! And based on the conversations she was there yesterday too! This is great news since she was last seen on the west side and it's been awhile. AND I KNOW, Team Billand has been searching for her. Very good news! All in all Gayle had a full day with two seals and catching up with all her new friends. Oops, almost forgot to mention there was one critter on Rabbit Island spotted today.
Team Billand heads out to a Leeward beach and see a seal coming in fast landing and vocalizing. They ID the seal as RN14 Kalani. While they were watching this a "Moscovy Duck" sits to the right and Barb calls him Aflac, then she looks to left and there are two mongoose (Rikki Tikki Tavi & son) peeking through the rocks. ( We may have to rename this to Team Billands' wild kingdom). Then... a second seal arrives.
Kekoa RK72 comes up on rocks heads towards RN14 Kalani, they have a few words, slap each other a bit and settle down. Both seals remain on site in the same spots even on their afternoon check.
Barbara catches sight of another seal resting in a little water hole, turns out to be Lei Ola RH48. She took forever to move, only after the waves started to touch her, she galumphed up higher on rocks. Hook still snug, behavior normal.