It’s the season for whale watching in Hawaii. That is, it’s the time of year when humpback whales travel 3000 miles from the gulf of Alaska to give birth in the warm and shallow waters of Hawaii. We have a coastline hiking trail close to our house where we can usually see whales each year. Traveling along the Kohala Coast of the Big Island recently however, we saw more whales than we have ever seen! It was spectacular to see at least 30 whales playing and jumping very close to the shore!
I tried to get a shot of a whale breaching when we stopped our car, but never quite got one. I gave up trying and instead just watched in wonder.
In between whale watching, the kids had fun exploring the tide pools on the coastline. They discovered little snails, crabs, and shells.
What a beautiful time in nature. A time that we won’t forget…