Living With Social Distancing On Kauai – Sea Lodge Beach And More

Living With Social Distancing On Kauai – Sea Lodge Beach And More

It is a strange and unsettling time living with social distancing on Kauai. After all, being social is what small-town living is all about. I miss the hugs that have become our welcome greeting since moving to the Garden Island. I miss the barbeques, the dinner parties, the fundraisers. I miss having friends over to…

Albatross Courting Dance – Love is in the Air in Princeville – Hawaii
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Albatross Courting Dance – Love is in the Air in Princeville – Hawaii

It is always exciting when one happens upon an albatross courting dance. Last month I heard the distinctive sounds of two albatross just four doors down from Honu Point Vacation Rental. I grabbed my phone and sat down on the other side of a hedge to watch the show. Soon one of the birds came…

Two Albatross Chicks Take Their Giant Leap Into The Air – Kauai, Hawaii

Two Albatross Chicks Take Their Giant Leap Into The Air – Kauai, Hawaii

Two of the seventeen albatross chicks born in Princeville have taken flight. All of these chicks were born the end of January and have stayed close to their nests until now. Mom and Dad have been bringing them sustenance for months. Now it is time for each of them to head out to sea to…

Featuring Pela – A Princeville Laysan Albatross – Kauai, Hawaii

Featuring Pela – A Princeville Laysan Albatross – Kauai, Hawaii

It has been a month since I reported on Pela, “my” Laysan albatross chick in Princeville, Kauai. He/she is now ten weeks old and growing like crazy. I will not know his/her gender for awhile so until then I am choosing the “she” pronoun. When she gets closer to fledging (first flight), the Biologists will…

A Walk With Cathy Granholm – Princeville – Kauai – Hawaii
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A Walk With Cathy Granholm – Princeville – Kauai – Hawaii

If you find yourself falling in love with the albatross in Honu Point’s neighborhood, consider a walk with Cathy Granholm. She lives just down the street and checks on the albatross almost daily. With her computerized list of tag numbers handy, she scouts the neighborhood (and Princeville in general) to see which adults have flown…

The First Albatross Of The Year Returns To Kauai – Hawaii

The First Albatross Of The Year Returns To Kauai – Hawaii

They’re back! Each year Hob Osterlund, author of Holy Moli, Albatross and Other Ancestors,¬†has a contest to guess when the first albatross will return to Kauai. This year one eager bird (not the one shown in the photo) was spotted at a Kilauea property on Thursday, November 8th! A second sighting happened at the Kilauea…