Tuesday, November 29

and this happened....

Yesterday was Monk Seal Monday....I found 6 seals,

2 honu (aka turtles)

Some nene

soaring albatross

Picked up some marine debris

and then found this.....
large Japanese Glass Float!!!

 It was a very good day!!!


Wednesday, November 23

It's not always sunny...

Today was a not so sunny, rainy, windy and frankly just a gloomy day at the beach.  It's fall/winter on the Hawaiian Islands and we're experiencing some "winter" type weather. I hadn't been to the beach for nearly 2 weeks and was in desperate need of a beach fix.  Even with the gray weather I had a beautiful day in God's creation--making lemonade from lemons.

My first seal find of the day...R1KT

an albatross....Pip and Cheerio's parents have not arrived yet.

The seals are a bit more active when it's "cooler"

This is R337 and T325 -- adult female seals that spent well over an hour playing together on shore and in the water.
 Fun to watch as most of the time we observe sleeping/resting seals.

lots of nudging and poking at each other

This just made me giggle

Monk Seal version of say "uncle"

it was just fun to watch their interaction.

This guy was hidden under a bush and was difficult to ID, put with my camera zoom I did it without
the seal even knowing I was anywhere nearby.

Frigate Bird or Iwa, which in Hawaiian means thief.

One of the albatross that has returned to mate and raise a young one.

Love to watch them soar

more soaring

So it wasn't your typical sunshiny Hawaiian Day but, I enjoyed every minute of my time at the beach
and maybe next time I'll see some whales.

Monday, November 7

A Rainy Monday...

Taking this rainy Monday to give you an update on our relocation process.  It's been a week since we got the keys to our new place. Spent some time purging and feel good about what we have left (which is still too much) but we're in. Most everything is now in its place due some creative storage ideas so and we can put our feet up and rest. Thought you might enjoy some before and after shots.




 My favorite part of the new location is my morning run now includes views
of both  the mountains and a stretch of the beach.

Don't forget to get out and vote tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, October 26

Give me one word.....

What's the first word that comes to mind when you see this photo??

5 Month old Hawaiian Monk Seal known as RH92

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.