Whale of a time

As one of the island’s largest and consistent visitors to the island, humpback whales are a sight to behold, if you can catch them.

During one their breeding seasons to the islands, they’re here for about five months out of the year.

To make sure the whales, like other visitors, are welcomed to the island, Kohola Leo group members, along with several dozen residents and visitors, gathered at the scenic lookout near Kealia Beach Saturday to commemorate the start of this year’s breeding season.

The annual ceremony, held for the fourth year in a row, featured an eclectic mix of musical performances, poem recitals and speeches, including a Tibetan singing bowls performance by Kohola Leo President Kalasara Setaysha and a poetry reading by Wailua Homesteads resident Kimie Sadoyama. 

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