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We are on the whale watch

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in whale | 0 comments

We are on the whale watch

Whale season is upon us again here on Hawaii Island. Friends of ours have spotted whales off Miloli’i already , about 10 miles to the north. We haven’t seen one yet, but on the look out, especially when we pass the overlook above Whittington Beach Park. This photo was taken there last year. And of course, just after my camera battery ran out of juice, a mom and baby were surfacing together and jumping in sync. It was so cute. Several years we have enjoyed Christmas by taking a picnic lunch to South Point, setting up our chairs, and watching the whales go by as we enjoy some...

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A Tail of Two Turtles

Posted by on Dec 13, 2010 in Big Island Hawaii, Green Sea Turtles, Kona, Leilani Bed and Breakfast, watching, whale | 0 comments

A Tail of Two Turtles

Randy and I went to the National Park adjacent to the north side of Honokahau Harbor and walked along the beach for a little break from running errands. We generally make a weekly trip from Ocean View to Kona to stock up for our Leilani Bed & Breakfast guests. It was extremely low tide and we must have seen at least 20 green sea turtles feeding on the bottom of the reef in the shallows. We have been told since that they were all females; the males don’t come in close to shore like that. What we discovered is that they get quite territorial over their terrain of algae, and when...

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A New Hidden Gem on the Island

Posted by on Jan 22, 2010 in Hawaii, Lapakahi State Park, Leilani Bed and Breakfast, whale | 0 comments

A New Hidden Gem on the Island

Randy and I made a day trip up to the north end of the island to see exceptionally large waves that had been reported. As it turned out, the waves seemed to have reached the island of Oahu and stopped, for the ones we saw were only a few feet. However, our adventure turned out great. We found a small state park that we had not previously visited, Lapakahi State Park. It is the ruins of an ancient Hawaiian settlement of fishermen and farmers. It was originally settled in the 1300’s. The location is exquisite, right on the waterfront with beautiful little coves. There is a two mile trail...

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Whale Watching Season Is Coming Soon! – See them off of South Point

Posted by on Nov 2, 2007 in Big Island, Hawaii, humpback, watching, whale | 0 comments

Whale Watching Season Is Coming Soon! – See them off of South Point

Whale watching season is almost here. The Big Island of Hawaii gears up for the return of the humpback whales in November. These graceful mammals are always extremely entertaining to watch. Guests at our B&B love to go just down the road to South Point and watch them swim around the peninsula. It is an even bigger thrill to be at the southern most tip of the United States and see this fantastic sight at the same time. Seeing a double breech is just magical! This is just one of the local spots in the vicinity of the Leilani Bed & Breakfast where these sightings are possible from...

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