Quick visit to Hawaii

It’s kind of nice having a second home, especially one that’s in warm, sunny Hawaii – even if it has moldy carpets and leaky windows! The surprise was that when my friend Martin and I arrived at the boat (Sara had to stay home for work), our neighbor informed us that we had just missed four days of clouds and rain – but all of our time there was great, especially considering the bitter cold for Vancouver last week. We had a fun, relaxing few days (joined for some of it by another good friend) and managed some jobs around the boat, too, in between beers in the cockpit and exploring the island’s beaches. Almost too relaxing, as we nearly failed to do the main job: mailing the fuel injector pump off to be rebuilt!  After the difficulties of the last voyage (from New Zealand to Hawaii), it felt great to have some time on the boat to chill out and not have any imminent stresses.  No sailing (without a usable engine, I can’t easily get out of the marina), but plenty of exploring and socializing.  Too busy having fun to take many pictures, but here are a few:

The far northwest corner of Oahu
The far northwest corner of Oahu
Stunning mountain range stops the road from reaching Kaena Point
Stunning mountain range stops the road from reaching Kaena Point
Sunset at an amazing, secluded beach bar
Sunset at an amazing, secluded beach bar
Enjoying a morning swim at the marina's beach lagoon
Enjoying a morning swim at the marina’s beach lagoon
Antique fire engine!
Antique fire engine!
Another pretty sunset!
Another pretty happy-hour sunset – seen from a different bar!
Canoes abound - on and off the water! This one was built in 1850.
Canoes abound – on and off the water! This one was built in 1850.
Beautiful rugged landscapes... (!)
Beautiful rugged landscapes… (!)
Highly cultivated - this leaf-blower has found service as a water-blower!
Highly cultivated – this leaf-blower has found service as a water-blower!
View from another bar - happily sunset always seems to happen at happy-hour!
View from another bar – happily sunset always seems to happen at happy-hour!
Time for a bath!
Time for a bath!
Beautiful spot to be remembered
Beautiful spot to be remembered  (surname is a coincidence)
Last look at Waikiki and Diamond Head, until the next visit
Last look at Waikiki and Diamond Head, until the next visit
Arriving home (well Bellingham, Washington) to amazing view of Mt Baker
Arriving home (well Bellingham, Washington) to amazing view of Mt Baker

1 thought on “Quick visit to Hawaii”

  1. Doug,

    Ken and Sandy from OMOO.

    We’re in Hawaii. We live on Molokai. Just took OMOO to San Diego. Our son Paul, who I am sure you remember, lives there. We will be spending a lot more time in SD now that Sandy and I are pretty much retired. I still consult in engineering and construction field and Sandy still works at the hospital from time to time. Now we mostly travel.
    Email: kbrazzel@gmail.com
    cell: 808-226-7941

    I spend plenty of my time on Oahu. Please let me know when you will be there. Ken. S/v OMOO HC 38 Mk II

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