Salt Pond Monk Seal

Another day at the beach. Another Hawaiian Monk Seal to be spotted. Life is hard 😉

It’s been quite an amazing seal spotting vacation this time. We’ve seen 6 seals this year. Which is quite a few considering there are only about a 1,000 left in the world of the the Hawaiian Monk Seal.

Moloa Bay

We and a Hawaiian Monk Seal spent a wonderful, sunny day at the Moloa Bay. Our favorite beach.

Finders, Keepers?

It’s amazing what you find on beaches here in Kauai. When running this morning I found this on the beach. Can I keep it? :)

Rainy Day

Spent an hour or so at Kiahuna Beach before it started to rain. The sky looked dark everywhere so we decided to leave and go shopping instead. Before we left though we could watch 3 Hawaiian Monk seals playing in the water. Lovely.

Boat to Na Pali Coast

On Friday we made an impulsive decision to take a boat trip to the Na Pali coast. We picked the Blue Dolphins cruisers since we’ve been in contact with Naiya and Roy before, and they helped us get booked for a morning trip were Roy was captain.

So today we woke up early, got to. Port Allen and got on the boat. First we made a brief stop to snorkel. The water was clear and I did some dives to the bottom 6-10 meters below but had really big problems with my ears. Very painful. So I got out of the water and rested on the boat. Unfortunately for me was that as soon as I was out of the water a big sea turtle showed up. Chie could have a close look but I saw just a bunch of snorkelers from the boat :-(

Halfway to the Na Pali coast we were joined by a large pod of spinner dolphins. The cruised along in front of the boat for a while and then left us. We all enjoyed their company a lot.


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On our way back from the Na Pali coast we saw something rare. A Hawaiian Monk Seal at the surface, eating an octopus. It is rare because there are only 1100 of them (one of the most endangered species on earth) and only about 35 of them around Kauai. And they are nocturnal. But not this one, or at least not today. We spent around 10 minutes watching him eat, and then we had to continue our trip back to Port Allen.


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Afterwards we went back to Kiahuna where we ended the day by relaxing on the beach and playing in the waves.

Hawaiian Monk Seal

We were lazy today and just went to the (almost) closest beach, Poipu. In a way that was lucky because we had a chance to see a Hawaiian Monk Seal. Of course we’ve seen one before but they are so cute :-)

We stayed at Poipu beach the whole day, though it was really hot today. So quite a lot of the time we spent in the water.

When we were not in the water we sat in our chairs reading. Drinking water and SoBe. Eating edamame (soy beans) and having fun.

In the evening we were exhausted. We did quite a lot of swimming today. And it was hot hot hot 😎