I did a little googling at 5 am this morning...because my inner clock is clinging to Saskatoon time. I am feeling rather certain that the dolphins we saw Monday morning were Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins.
They do fit the description of these playful dolphins with longer noses that love to jump way out of the water ad spin before splashing down.
This was also a mighty fine time to put in a plug for a telephoto lens and with my birthday less than a month away......
On other items of Hawaiian interest, I had a request from a commenter to let you know how I found this condo. I found it on VBRO which I have found to be the best site for locating good accommodations anywhere.
We are staying at the Hawaiian Princess condos and they are for the most part privately owned by people around the world who rent them out at very reasonable prices. I have come across a few Canadians who own one or two of these condos and wish one of them was ME.
Wouldn't you love a warm ocean front place to escape to whenever!
We rented from the Maxwell's and are staying in their condo called Princess 4 - they own about six condos in here. Very nice people to rent from and if you ever book with them tell them I sent you! :)
There are mostly boring middle age couples here - like us - so other then the constant lull of the waves and the wind whistling through the condo to cool it, it is VERY quiet here. We are 40 min out of Honolulu unless you attempt it in morning rush hour, which we did yesterday. It took an hour and a half. But the views along the ocean made is a rather nice drive.
A condo like this is Waikiki on the 10th floor on the ocean with a nice pool would likely cost $350-$450 a night USD. The princess condo's one bedroom are all $130 to $140/night USD.
I you come to Hawaii, you have to experience Waikiki and Honolulu ....but you don't have to live there. Just drive in and spend the day. There are wonderful places and experiences all over the island of Oahu that you can visit, so a car rental should always be in the budget. Where you lay your head at night does not have to be exhorbitantly expensive.
Okay - time to put the coffee on...and the bathing suit. Just checked the Saskatoon temps for today - MINUS 20 is the HIGH!! Yikes!! and it's minus 33 right now.
I do wish you could all be here with us. It would be serious fun to have all our friends and family book in the same condo bldg and have huge BBQ's on the beach every night and hang out by the pool during the day.
Global warming! Bring it on!!