As we walked along the beach today we met a man with 6 fishing poles in the water. We talked about fishing for a little while and then about the vanishing sands. He said they are down at Polehali and Ni'ihau but they would be back. I don't think it will be anytime soon because every time we go walking more sand is gone and the beach is smaller. The trees to the left now have their roots exposed because the water washes up there at high tide. While we were walking we saw a huge flock of Iwa (black ocean birds) diving at break neck speed into the ocean. It was so much fun to watch. We found out that fishermen love these flocks of birds because they show where the ahi and ono are because the little fish they are eating are also food for the bigger fish.