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|
|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.