Friday, February 3, 2012

Whales Breaching

We have been noticing that during the week, it is very difficult to motivate ourselves to do much of anything (aside from hula and gymnastics).  So last night (Thursday), instead of going home, I met Cory at his office in Koloa.  His office is only a five minute drive from Poipu Beach.  We figured that as long as we are here we might as well sit on the beach after work instead of on the couch.  We picked up some sushi from the grocery store and had dinner next to the water. As we were eating we saw several whales breach!  It was awesome!  The splash they make when the come back down into the water is enormous.  It made us wonder if whales tend to breach at a certain time of the day, because we have never seen it happen earlier in the afternoon, only in the evening.  Or maybe it is just luck that we saw it, I don't know.  We also saw a monk seal that was napping on the beach.  It seems like there has been one there almost each time we have been to the beach lately.  They are always so cute looking.  After dinner we walked around some of the hotel grounds in the area.  At night, there are tiki torches everywhere and the palm trees are wrapped with lights.  The only thing that could have made the night better was if it were a Friday :)

- Emilie