Eh whale watch boat crew: I was deeply disturbed by my whale watch. The boat went right next to a purple noodle floating in the ocean but you didn’t pick it up. The captain and crew saw it and even acknowledged it but didn’t bother to take it out of the water. After the trip I asked one of the crew why you didn’t pick it up. She said, “Why didn’t you tell us it bothered you?” To which I said, “I had hoped it would have bothered you, too.” You should not be in our waters if you have no respect for the aina.
Illustration: Ron Pitts