I can’t figure out why a Pacific West Coast native/surfer such as moi have gone only twice to Hawaii, and did no surfing and just a little swimming on both trips. Well, I’m off tomorrow early from Oakland on a $211 Alaska Airlines one-way flight to Kauai and I am excited! I intend to get back into the water in whatever way I can, and tune back into El Pacifico physically.
Whereas I’ve prided myself on not checking in bags for a few years, this time I’m taking a honker bag with wheels and about 35 lbs. of swim fins, air mat, tent, sleeping bag, soft rooftop surf rack, hiking boots + etc. What a luxury — checking in a bag! It’s different when I was going to Southeast Asia and wanted to jump in and out of airplanes quickly.
I’ve got a bunch of people to visit, both near Hanalei and Waimea, and I’m doing a slide show/talk on Tiny Homes on the Move at the Princeville Public Library next Wednesday, January 21st (northern part of island near Hanalei).