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Gilligan's Island...

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by Bear, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Guess where @Hanzo and family are this weekend ?????.... yup... Gilligan's Island !!! (he can explain but I am telling the absolute truth (for all you old farts out there that even know where or what that is) ... and "Bears" don't lie... (they can run you down and kill you but they don't lie ;))

    Hope he posts some pics here too...

    Have a great time buddy, weather's nice and the moon and stars are out!!!!

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  2. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    A three hour tour...


    Some pics




    Monkeys are here doing marine biology experiments.








    Plankton video later. Day shots tomorrow.

    After the boat dropped us off, a porpoise kept jumping offshore. The big splashes got my attention, but he got camera shy by the time I got it out. Didn't get a picture of the shark in the lagoon. Maybe tomorrow.

    Good night. Knocking out to the sound of wind and the ocean. Breaking in out new Exped Gemini IV.
  3. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    By the way, those rays of light were shining down right on top of Bear's head.
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  4. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Is this the Island that used to be owned by a millionaire, had a zoo and lagoons, and now is a marine research lab for the university?
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  5. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Nice... I enjoy the photos... I may have to send a few Tanka /Haigi/ verses with the photo's as the basis for the waka...

    Blood hued shadows hide,
    Like a lady's fan,
    The moon's mournful face.
    Watching us from her high seat
    What fearful doings she sees.
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  6. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

  7. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Glassy lagoon in the early morning. We saw barracuda and sea cucumbers hanging out.

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  8. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Oh... And crabs.
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  9. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    I was there back in the mid to late 70s. I was taking an Oceanography course at the university. Any of us interested in aquaculture went on a field trip there. I was really impressed how they made everyone except PETA happy with regard to Sea Turtles. They collected every egg they could get their hands on viable or not. Now by observing nature we know that only 10% of all eggs laid survive to adulthood. If the university collected 2000 eggs total from those eggs they raised as many to a size larger than one foot long. Then they released into the wild 50% of the original egg count. In this case 1000. The remaining turtles were harvested for food and sold at auction. I thought it was one heck of a well thought out common sense solution to keep locals and others from killing sea turtles.
  10. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    On this trip, monkeys made new friends.


    Saw old friends.


    Monkey guarding our gear.


    One of many presentations. This was the popular shark talk.


    Touch tank.


    The ancient Hawaiians would poison their spears by dipping the tip in this.


    More lagoons.


    We saw three different kinds of sharks. The largest was about six feet.


    It's hammer time.


    The ocean.


    The sand talk.


    A different perspective on the Ko'olau's and the infamous Bear cave.


    Wasn't all marine stuff. Monkey like coconuts. The trees were loaded and I did not get to partake. :( Couldn't set up my hammock either. Trees were loaded. The coconuts and widow maker branches kept us pretty much in the open.


    We had a lot or presentations crammed in.


    A shark lagoon.


    More non-marine biology.


    It was funny how the barracuda, then the puffer fish and the the surgeon fish all came by to watch us watch them.


    Hanzo's monkey family.




    The speck on the ocean is a guy on a stand up paddle board with a dog hitching a ride.


    Since we studied marine biology, we ate marine biology. Hamachi!


    Monkey almost fell when she was on the scaffolding looking at the ahi run. She tripped on a broom someone left there. She saved herself using her monkey skills. And then ate maguro. Monkey Princess' Revenge.


    Other monkey had shrimp tempura and soba. Still tired and sooo ready to be home.


    Mrs. Hanzo had some kind of roll and some of my stuff.


    My brunch was fried oysters and soft shelled crab to go along with my hamachi.


    I leave you with my hairy monkey paw adorned with my yin yang. I know it sounds wrong. I just don't care.

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  11. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Some videos:



    Now I'm getting tired.
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  12. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Cool!... Nice school of aholehole by that hammerhead .... is that a Tilley hat I see on your Daughter's head ;)
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  13. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Why yes. That is a Tilley hat that she snatched off my head to avoid putting on sunscreen. Monkeys!
  14. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Hemp?... Smart girl ;)
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  15. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Great pic's Hanzo= thank you for sharing!!!
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  16. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Thanks for sharing. I need to take a trip that way sometime.
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  17. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Your Blessed !!

    Enjoy & always Play Safe ;)
    The Sloths
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  18. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    You're due, aren't you? Get yourself over.
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  19. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

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