October in the Hawaiian islands is our roughest month. I say that with a smile because it's still amazing. The winds slow to almost a stop and the volcanic haze drifts north and sits from the big island's volcano. It's a very humid, tough time for those, especially with breathing issues. There is a silver lining however. It makes for some incredible sunsets! I'm looking forward to November when the trade winds return and we can get some nice rain. And next will be the return of our favorite friends: the humpback whales! Here are some photos from October so far.