Sunday, February 26, 2012

February In Hawaii

Hunakai - Hawaiian Sanderling

I was in Hawaii last R and R, we spent 9 days on Kauai and 3 days on the Big Island.  One afternoon we were up at Ke'e beach and saw these cute little birds.  I don't know much about birds but figured they were some sort of sandpiper.  So today I did a little google searching, and have decided they must be Sanderlings.

At Ke'e Beach

Anyway, they were pretty cute and I enjoyed watching them run around the edge of the surf. 

Kauai was a great trip.  The weather was a little cool and windy, but mostly in the 70's which was a LOT better than the -50's at work the week before.  Ugh, I'm tired of winter and we still 3 months to go.

Mahalo to the folks a the Parrish Collection.  We rented a house in Poipu from them it was wonderful.  Hale Hapuna had plenty of room for all of 8 us, and what a view!  We spent several hours each morning on the lanai, drinking coffee and watching whales between Poipu Beach and the Spouting Horn.

Hale Hapuna

Other highlights included:

Celebrating Birthdays:
Carol - Virginia - Sharon
Trips to the Beach:

Crowd watching a Monk Seal at Poipu Beach
Having Dinner with Doris and Bob:
Bob - Lori - Doris
Capt Andy's Sunset Cruise that included whales and big sea turtles:
Sachiko - Virg - Valda - Lori - Penny - Sharon - Carol - Darlene
Good Food!
Submarine trip to the reef in Kona Harbor:
Sharon - Valda - Brad - Anne
The Sea Horse Farm out by the Kona Airport:
Sea Horses in a blue tank.