Soon it will be 2015, so Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! (pronounced how-oh-lay ma-ka-hee-key ho)
And with the new year come the humpback whales! I was on one of the Banyan Tree’s tallest branches yesterday and spotted them, blowing spray through their blowholes and showing their massive tails. They were a long way off, and I didn’t see anyone breaching, but they will! If you’ve never seen a whale breach, watch this video on You Tube by dahawaiihippie and wait for the spectacular breach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaGs8VsFzkY
Along with the whales come the tourists. Unlike the whales, the mynas tell me the tourists fly in on giant metal birds called airplanes! I’ve seen them in the sky, but had no idea there were people in there! And, unlike the whales, they come in all shapes and sizes and are very colorful. Some wear hats and strange bug-like windows over their eyes. Many wear bright colors in beautiful flower patterns. Others wear not much at all when they take their surfboards into the water and ride the waves. That looks like fun, but I’m not much of a swimmer, so I’ll leave that to the humans and the fish.
Oh, here’s the answer to last week’s question about whether the mynas mind the Christmas lights on the Banyan Tree, they said: “the lights are so pretty, they’re worth losing a little sleep over.” Thankfully, they turn them off later in the night and they are up for only a few weeks.
‘Til next week, Aloha!