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so salty pieces of coral from surfing Hawaii in the 60's and 70's getting reef pounded living in my body fall through my skin from time to time!

sailing to Oahu

Jimi Hendrix was playing on Oahu. I had never sailed. Surfed Mexico, California, Hawaii! Aw, how hard could it be to sail 90-110 miles from Kauai to Oahu? Piece of cake, right? Remember it was the 60's! This is so bad. We thought we were looking at Kaiena Point,Ohau, knowing we weren't going to make the concert! But at least we were in site of Oahu-wrong! Coy, who had never sailed before, me,who had never sailed before, jeff and Abbott etc. We were looking at the sleeping giant on Kauai! We had done three-sixty's in the night! We sailed on the only tri-marran I've ever sailed on ( except later ) in my life, missed the concert! It was at the Waikiki Shell Ampitheater ( Moon eclipsed . We finally made Nawilwili Harbor! The Skipper tried to give us his boat saying, " It's trying to kill me"! We watched him go stark raving mad not even realising that had we got caught in the channel current we were on our way to Japan! Remember it was the 60's and we were going to see Hendrix. I left out some of the good stuff but I will make up for it later!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Bound for Who Knows!!?

I'm looking forward to this. Every sail, no matter how short or long, measured either by time or distance has been an adventure internally and externally! I want to share some of mine with you and especially desire to hear yours. I've already heard mine! I hope that my wanderings will bring to your mind the adventures of you. Yours are the tales I want to read! My hope is that we crew together sailing on these pages bound for who knows?

1 comment:

Sandy said...

In one of your stories you said you were 600 miles out at sea from Oahu, when you heard a shotgun blast and your mast broke. I wondered how DID you get back to Oahu since your mast was broken? I don't know how one can possibly sail without a mast?

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