Haiku Poem – 鯨の再訪

only a glimpse
sightings grow every day
whales are back

(Jim Woodhull)
さがしてる しおふき みえる くじら さん

Just a few days ago I saw my first whales of the season. About 500 meters away from the boat a Mother and her calf were swimming along the surface and I saw their spouts and also watched both of them swim on the surface for about 30 seconds. Other friends of mine have also already seen them. Even though the whales have returned to Hawaii it is still too soon on Oahu for the whale watching tours to start. The tours start usually on January 1st since the whales are seen regularly off of Waikiki. February and March are the peak months for whales in Oahu. Since the major whale watching tour companies offer a guarantee to see whales the tours start in January.

 つい先日、今シーズン、最初の鯨を見ました。船から約500メートル離れたところで、母と子が水面で潮吹きをし、30秒位、海面を泳ぐのを見ました。友人も、すでに見ていました。鯨がハワイに戻ったとしても、オアフ島でのホエール ウォッチング ツアーは、まだ早すぎます。ツアーは、大抵、ワイキキ沖で鯨を頻繁に見ることのできる、1月1日に始めます。2月と3月は、オアフ島の鯨のピーク月です。ホエール ウォッチング ツアーを運営している主な会社は、ツアーで鯨を見ることを100%保証していますから、ツアーは、1月に始めます。

– Jim Woodhull
– Japanese by Jim Woodhull and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Jim
Honolulu, Hawaii ハワイ州オアフ島ホノルル
ジム ウッドハルさんは鯨の再訪を待っています。
(編集長 美智子)

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