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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, June 19, 2009

Captain Cook

There comes a time in every true sailor's life that said sailor must speak of one who has/had inspired said sailor to come forward and tell the truth! Are you running frowards? Or are you just running? I will tell you the truth but it may sound like a yarn! Everywhere I have sailed in this Ocean called the " Pacific "! I have come across a name and it is likely, Captain James Cook "! I lived in the islands that he had sailed into and lost his life for many years before I was a bairn! I went to the place, which is the southernmost, of a very big island, called Hawaii!!!! They tore him into pieces, not their fault! They thought Cook was Lono! If life was a wishing well! Damn the storm that made his vessel return to that bay on the "Big Island " of Hawaii! Yes they tore him apart but at least most of his body parts are buried in his home country! His spirit and his name exist in small and large places I have had the honor to sail to and through. Welcome to the coming sailing stories of the places I have sailed where the greatest sailor, with permission and blessing and sorry, commandmant, from the Queen, was allowed to leave his family on his third exploritory mission for God and Country!!!

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