Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Hawaii Odds and Ends

Mud Pie at Charthouse
We have been busy as usual; more friends, Hawaiian music, marinas, and looking at boats. We met friends at the Charthouse at the Ali Wai  Boat Harbor, Honolulu for sunset, drinks, heavy pupus and if that wasn't enough, look what we shared for dessert.
The music was great.One of the ladies had come up to the house and trimmed all the yard, manicuring it
so it would look nice for the owners when they returned. This is just one of the fabulous gestures of aloha of the people here. All ethnic groups coming together to love and support each other. We have been gifted with so many leis, so much food and good times while we visit this beautiful island.

Yesterday was Lei Day in Hawaii so we made a quick trip to Kapiolani Park where beautiful items were for sale, music and food.Then we drove to the western shore to Wainae and Pokai Bay where friends were spending the week at the Army Recreation  area.  They have small cabins on the beach that active duty and retired can rent. For you history buffs, this is ocean side of the infamous Kole Kole pass where the Japanese flew through to surprise the sleeping navy in Pearl Harbor, 7 Dec 1941. On the mountain side  of Kole Kole is Scoffield Barracks which is a big Army post. I dropped in to check out the Wainae boat harbor. The winds come down from the pass and the surge is heavy in the marina. Today was no exception. Many side piers are destroyed from the tsunami and slowly some have been repaired.    
Queen Kapiolani
Shell Leis
He is making a lei from this fruit, his lei is a fresh one and the one on the table is dried.
I'm not a dress person, but this one caught my eye

yarn leis

So beautiful

northern section of bay

Southern section of bay

No one has attempted to retrieve this one from its slip

This one at least made it to shore.

I found another Gulf 32, and it wasn't Jean's boat...but I did find Uncle Mikie's Cal 29. He is our friend who sailed from Hawaii to Washington with us, so all was not lost. I thanked Mystique and Mike for being in my life and realized the marina gate was closed and I was locked in. Therefore, no picture, but I did find a way out. Ho, hum, another day in paradise.