Imagine being the first people arriving in the Hawaiian Islands, sailing on double-hulled canoes, carrying all you need to start a new life on the islands.
The air is thick with smells of salt and plumeria as the balmy breeze sweeps over the deck. It’s been almost nine months since I was back home.
Short-finned pilot whales live throughout the Pacific Ocean, and this week on the Safari Explorer, we were very lucky to have multiple encounters with them.
Darting under our kayaks, pale bellies flash and catch the mid-morning sunlight. To the left, to the right, in front of the kayaks. They are everywhere.
Cruising around an endless desert of water, those on the Safari Explorer search in anticipation for some charismatic mega-fauna.