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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!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Captain Cook and Me

There I was.  Emphasis on was.  Grafton Passage isn't done with an areoplane!  It was explosivily done by me back in " 87"!  What a cool year in Aus!  It actually rained but not for long!  The wierd thing about Queensland and the Island of Kauai is when it rains we don't do metric!  We do footage!  How much rain fell today?  2 feet!  That would be 24 inches-standard!  Fuck metric........
     So in the Daintree or Waialeale we measure rainfall by feet.  It's not new but it is a fact, Jack!  When it rains it pours.  Mt. Waialiali feeds seven rivers!  One of them is ( imua Wailua ), the only navigatable river, Wailua, in Hawaii.  Kauai no ka oi!
    Much to be said about Kauai.   For those of you who live there.  E oi e mai Ke kei O ka aiana e kapono!  So be it.  I traveled so far in Captain Cooks shadow.  Not complaining but am honoring him as he saw the world, especially the South Seas !!.  This isn't Mutiny on the bounty, this is everywhere I sailed!!!!  There are statues of James Cook.  From Alaska to N.Zed his name was mentioned.  It's kind of like this man Jesus.  He bopped around the Mediterrean Sea for awhile.  Paul( Saul of Tarsus) who never met Jesus in person ( I mean in the physical) was everywhere and sailed to heaven and high water!  Paul rode down three boats!  He and Cook had a lot in common!  He!  RB

PS.  If you get time?  Sail to Cooktown, Australia.  Park your boat in the Endeaver River.  Visit Captain Cook's  Museum.  The only reason the town is there (exists) is because of him!  Population 25 and ten Abs..
Run with the locals!  I did,,,,,,,,,,ten miles in the dark!  No Pilikia and a bunch of beer! He he

seriously!  They finally found what Capt Cook off-loaded inside " The Great Barrier Reef" to save his ship.  What has always facinated me is:  Where did they get the wood?  How did they reprovision their vessel?  How did they get out to continue their journey?  The Barrier is huge!  Cook came in through Grafton!  It wasn't named yet!  The reason he couldn't get out is there are only two ways in and out!  He found in!  God love him.....But he didn't find the out til later! 

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