My morning began in rain gear and lots of brown dirt that quickly changed to brown mud when water was applied. I did return to Moloa'a Beach to check for seals and the stranded boat. Checking several other places that are known for occasional seal appearances I found nothing, not one seal. After nearly 7 miles of mud slogging, boulder hopping and checking beaches I called it a day and to my knowledge N44 (the seal) has not been found. The stranded boat was a bit more exciting.
With binoculars in hand I watched from across Moloa'a Bay as a couple boat salvage workers crawled about the boat. I could hear pounding and decided to get a closer look. Once near the boat I could see where a number of things had already been removed and placed on shore. It seems that the "pirates" have arrived.
|These orange things---at first I thought maybe lifeboats, bumpers???|
|The anchor has been removed and various other lines and riggings, it was there yesterday|
|a large utility box full of nothing!!|
|if you look closely at the edge of the rocks you will see chains and the anchor and|
that white bag---don't know what's in there.
|Suitcase with some swimwear, bottle opener and a battery charger!!|
|here's my new treasure|
Arrr matey (working on my pirate talk!!) til next time.