Birth of a Hawaiian Monk Seal Pup!

Birth of a Hawaiian Monk Seal Pup!

Honeygirl gave birth to a Hawaiian Monk Seal baby on February 25, 2015 — the first known pup born in the main Hawaiian Islands for the 2015 birthing season.  The pup was female — a cute baby girl.  I visited the seals 4 times over the almost 7 week period...
Kaʻena Point from Keawaʻula

Kaʻena Point from Keawaʻula

I hiked to Kaʻena Point from Keawaʻula (Yokohama Bay) to visit the western-most tip of Oʻahu at the beginning of hoʻolio — the rainy season in Hawaiʻi. It was a rainy day and much of the island was covered with clouds as I drove towards Kaʻena Point — one...
Rainy Season at Ka`ena Point

Rainy Season at Ka`ena Point

I hiked to Ka`ena Point to see the native plants and animals that live on the western-most tip of O`ahu during the rainy season. The winter months are the best time to visit Ka`ena Point when migratory whales and albatrosses arrive on the largest stretch of...
Kaena Point During Makahiki Season – Part 2

Kaena Point During Makahiki Season – Part 2

The winter months are a great time to hike to Kaena Point to see the migratory and year-round animals that live at the western-most tip of Oahu during Makahiki Season. Starting from Keawaula Beach (Yokohama Bay), I made my way along the rocky Waianae Coast to Kaena...
Part 10 – Hawaiian Monk Seal at Kee Beach

Part 10 – Hawaiian Monk Seal at Kee Beach

When Kenji Suzuki told me he saw a Hawaiian Monk Seal on Kee Beach as he backpacked out from Kalalau, I enthusiastically made my way to the sandy shores of the beach to look for the seal. Just as he said, a cute young Hawaiian Monk Seal about 5 feet long was napping...
Part 9 – Sites at Ke’e Beach and Ha’ena

Part 9 – Sites at Ke’e Beach and Ha’ena

After backpacking out the 11-mile Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali Coast, we had time to explore some of the more intriguing sites near the trailhead at Kee Beach and Haena on the north shore of Kauai. Just around the corner from the Kalalau trailhead is Keahualaka...