Driving to work in Hawaii

Driving to work in Hawaii

So I have to tell you guys about how special the last two days, my drives to work work were. Living in Hawaii has some perks and one of them being to ocean views as you drive aorund. I leave to work morning and since I work in town I usually take the beach road or also known as Ali’i drive. Its always nice to see what the waves are doing in the morning. And certain times of year there are other perks to taking Ali’i drive. The last 2 days were extra special though.
First on Friday after dropping my daughter off at school I headed towards the beach. I made the right onto Ali’i drive and as I got about half way down I noticed the traffic backing up. Now being a school day this was nothing abnormal. It usually starts backing up about .5 miles before the stop sign. As the cars were creeping along I came upon the Tiki’s bridge that looks out to the ocean. And when the traffic is backed up its actually nice because you get a longer view of the ocean or waves if the surfs up. Tiki’s is one of my favorite surf spot s in the summer too.
As I drove past I looked out and almost immediately noticed a pod of dolphins by the Ironman turn around buoy. It was so cool because the traffic being so slow, I got to really watch them and see there peacefulness and tranquility they bring to life whenever there around.
The next day was different and since it was Saturday there was no traffic. I blew past Tiki’s with a quick look and nothing. The as I came upon Hunnel’s beach I slowed down some and looked out. I am always looking for whales this time of year anyways but I never expected to see what I saw. As I was moving slowly down Ali’i drive and looking out I noticed what looked like a spout. It was pretty windy and choppy so I pulled over just to take a better look to make sure. I grabbed my binoculars out of my backpack and quickly ran across the street to take a better look. Thankfully I left early so I had a few extra minutes anyway. I started peering through my bnocks and there it was! The tale end of a huge Humpback whale. It started flapping its tale and I counted 15 full tales flaps before it quite. Then not even a minute later it sprung out of the water with a full breach! I was in aww because I’ve never seen a whale do that so many times.
I have learned that it is a way for them the communicate with the other whales. What it was trying to say that morning I don’t know but it sure was cool to see. It always makes my day to be able to look out into the ocean on my way to work, but the last 2 days were really special.


Mike Fields