We've been getting a lot of wind and rain for the past week, and it's supposed to continue through this week too. I'm not complaining. At least it's in the 60's, although with people in winter coats and wool hats, you wouldn't guess that.
We had a group come to the island for a couple of days this week. People on the Monument Management Board (USFWS, NOAA, and the State of Hawaii) were able to visit. We always like to have people who are involved in management decisions come out and are able to see what it's like out here. Most of them end up saying, "I knew there were a lot of birds here, but I didn't expect this many".
The underwater photos weren't quite as good as usual with all the bubbles.
This is what it is supposed to look like (taken in June).
"OH, OH, OH! The Clipper House Christmas decorations are up.