This must be paradise. Everyday dawns with bright skies and a cool breeze off of the water. We are told that there isn't much wind right now and that until the trade winds begin to blow, there will be some clouds and haze. Therefore we are waiting to go to Hana and to the volcano. (I am still having trouble writing Hawaiian place names.)
As you can see from the pictures that John has posted on his website, we enjoyed our whale watch tour very much. We saw more whales than you could count. Mothers and babies and escorts - the naturalist explained to the children on board that baby whales don't really have Daddies, the Mom's just have boyfriends. Sad to say, the kids probably understood just what she meant. And let me tell you, these whales are HUGE! One surfaced very close to the boat giving us a great view of the big thing. You can hear the noise of their breathing when they come to the surface to exhale. As all good whaling tours do, our crew lowered a microphone into the water so that we could hear them sing. We couldn't see a whale anywhere but there was constant whale song. We were told that it was probably from four different whales. One of the other passengers was a scuba diver and he reported that he had heard them when he was diving.
We walked south on the beach today and enjoyed going from one beach to another. There are long stretches of sandy beach interupted by volcanic rock formations. There are paths that you can take across the rocks to get to the next beach. The waves are quite large today and there are a lot of surfers across the street at Cove Park.
Just another day in paradise.