Friday morning we headed down to the western end of Baldwin Beach for a little fun in the sun and some quite time with only a handful of other beach goers. Although it can get quite windy here and you can get sandblasted at times, it's a good north shore beach to visit because of the "kiddie pool" that is created from a long reef wall. It provides a good place do a few laps without the choppy water, especially when the tide goes out.
While there we spotted a Hawaiian Monk Seal swimming just beyond the wall. John and I have seen monk seals many times o Kaua'i, but this was our as well as Gabi and Larry's first sighting on Maui. It was hanging around the entire 2 hours we were there.
We read that if you see a monk seal you should call or e-mail to report the sighting so that researchers can keep track of seal numbers. Dialing....
On Maui: Hawaii Wildlife Fund
On Kauai: Kauai Monk Seal