Saturday, October 22

Letting go...

Yesterday I went thru all the rest of the Girl'z stuff and made a delivery to the Kauai Humane Society. I got a bit teary, but know that some dogs are going to experience some "new" doggie comforts and that made my heart happy.

yes, my Girlz were spoiled!

It's been a busy 10 days. We were notified that we needed to vacate our present home in the next couple of months due to the property owners kids moving back to the islands. That news set us into a tail spin, as good affordable housing is a difficult thing to find here on Kauai.  By chance I was home last Saturday and was checking Craig's list and happened upon a cute little apartment that will become our new home next sunday. Believe it or not, the new space is whopping 588 sq ft. just a tad larger than our cottage now, but NO storage space!! So we are looking at creative storage ideas and of course we are doing a major purge. Amazing what one can collect in 3 years time--but somehow I did it!! :/

My posts may be limited during our transition, but I'll be back to show you our new place soon.


Tuesday, October 18

Winter is coming....

It's fall here on Kauai, the changes aren't quite as noticeable as some of the places on the mainland. I miss all those fall colors, but I'm looking forward to winter.  The waves will be bigger, the albatross will be soaring over my head and the whales arrive to calf, mate and sing their songs. Winter is coming.

Tuesday, October 11

Citizen Scientists and a Reality Show...

Yesterday was Monk Seal Monday. My seal pal Julie from Ohio joined me for my Monday trek to a nearby beach. Needless to say when you get a couple of seal pals together there's going to be some laughter and a whole lot of fun.  Yesterday was no exception.

We hiked down a newly blazed trail in the rain to trudge to the far end of our trekking area to find a sleeping seal and a honu (turtle)  This kind of find makes for happy Citizen Scientists. We spent a few minutes identifying the animal, it didn't take long, cause we're just that good.

We spent some time picking up marine debris. This pile is due to the efforts of Julie and me during the past few weeks. I felt accomplished as I was finally able to retrieve the final bundle of rope and net that has been in this area for over 2 years. 

photo credit J.H

As we were making our way back to the car, we came upon a film crew. Actually this is the 2nd day I have seen this crew.  It's a film crew from the Science Channel/Discovery Channel.  They are here filming a new reality show that may be called  "Scientist Survivor"  Catchy title eh??  Julie told them as we walked thru the "set" that she was ready for her photo shoot. We laughed, them... not so much!!  We watched as they filmed the "survivor" hopping  over the rocks. Little did this "scientist" know that 10 feet to his left was a perfectly good trail he could use and avoid that rock hopping. However, I guess that won't make for good TV. 

After one final look at the crew we turned and walked away giggling like school girls. 10 yards down the trail we found a paint brush, cause we're always picking up rubbish, we grabbed up. It was brand new and just knew it had to belong to the film crew. We walked back and returned it to the production team. They thanked us and told us that we just saved them from having to fill out a L&D form and $25 for a replacement brush; L&D is movie talk for lost or damaged!!  Later Julie and I went to a local hardware store and found the same brush for a mere $6.  No wonder going to the movies is so expensive. 

We will look forward to seeing this amazing reality show come January 2017 and will probably chuckle a bit when we see the rock hopping scene!! 

Just a few more days till Julie heads back to the mainland, she will be missed and I will look forward to her return next year. So, seal pal Julie...A Hui Hou and thanks for the laughs.

Monday, October 10

Skipped the Debate...

Sunday we had an absolutely beautiful day on Kauai. Hardly a cloud in the sky, so instead of watching the debate I took a lovely bike ride on our coastal bike/walk path.  I think I made good use of that debate time. What do you think??

Wednesday, October 5

Some say it's boring...

I haven't forgot about this blog, just busy after our time away.  For now here's a taste of one of the hikes we took while on Molokai.  Can you believe some people think Molokai is boring!  As for me, I like this kind of boring!!

Monday, October 3

Monk Seal Monday--On Monday!!

Yes, it's Monk Seal Monday!! Today I'm sharing a couple of photos of seals that I found this weekend while on Molokai. 

After an afternoon of cruising this fellow landed and napped

a cruiser--looking for the ladies

RN06--molting and you thought your Monday was bad.
My seal pal Diane, so fun to seal trek with her.