We sleep in and skipped sunrise, heading to the shore right after the sun was up. Our plan is simply to walk the shore the opposite direction from the last two days to check out the scenery and snorkeling opportunities.
Hmmm. . . maybe no snorkeling today.
However, we also find a monk seal sprawled out on the sand in a small cove. He looks dead, but a volunteer is standing guard until the ropes show up (they rope off space around the resting seals in order to keep the humans at bay), so he must be alive.
I wonder how long we would have to keep watch in order to see the seal actually move.
We also come across a couple completely surrounded by chickens, doves, and various and sundry other birds.
I had been warned about the feral fowl of Kauai, but I’m still a bit taken aback by the sight of chickens roaming the beaches.
Of course, there are chickens everywhere.
It’s so weird.
A bit farther along we come across another contented-looking seal snoozing in a roped-off area of the beach.
On our return, we watch green sea turtles bobbing in the surf. They are clearly visible swimming just below the water’s surface. It seems they should be getting bashed to pieces against the rocks, but somehow they manage to hold their own – making slow progress against the surf.
I could watch them all day.
Who knew there would be so much wildlife hanging out with the tourists?!?