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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, October 2, 2009


When does one reach the farthest limits of one's endurance? When does metal bend over and over again while it becomes red hot and then loses it's tensil strength? Ask a samarai sword maker as he heats metal and beats it over and over again until it folds into itself making an edge sharper than a razer by the heat, pounding and cooling of an artists attention! I have been that sword. The oceans I have sailed with Masters, have tempered and shaped this sword and more! The waters with a cooling effect have affected the Master and myself, being crew and then shaping/ merging into a oneness/sameness, becoming togetherness and then-forgetfulness. Complete in a fugue of fatique that by the force of a combativeness, the violence of extremes seemed brought together by a mystery it seems/ a fellowship that has lasted and will last. The ocean and people who ride Her understand Her diverse personallity and because of their fatique understand that She has not that thing!

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