Kauai, day 1
Rain today, off and
on all day, made for a lazy start to our stay here. Lots of good writing time, I’m glad to say,
which brought this choral piece even closer to a conclusion. Now at a point of beginning-to-end
completeness, just tweaking. 95% done, adjusting
and readjusting some tempi, cutting a few things to tighten up pacing, and
working on the biggest picture and the rhythmic/dramatic motion of the whole.
get motivated to leave the writing desk until nearly 3pm—we took advantage of a
lull in the weather to take a drive to a few recommended spots nearby. We drove to Queen’s Bath, along the way
discovering just how upscale this area is.
Resorts, enormous homes (though very cookie-cutter), golf courses, etc.,
make for a lovely drive... Read More
Molokai to Kauai
Our first tastes of
rain arrived overnight and continued into the morning. Very windy, driving rain, but in 20-30 minute
stretches. The storm and quickly moving
clouds made for nice viewing as we got our packing organized. We had a few hours between checking out at 11
and departing for the airport shortly after 1, so we put everything in the car
and sat in the covered area by the pool.
When the weather cleared, we sat in the sun for a few moments; then went
under cover as necessary.
We’ve enjoyed every
stop along this journey, but this is the first time we really didn’t want to
leave a place... Read More
Hilo, day 8
Spending time organizing
a package home; getting together some things we bought yesterday which we’ll
not need with us, and also sending home clothes and other things we’ve been
carrying around but just not using. Probably
losing 10-15 lbs, and making space for the yoga mat I bought in Kona, which
will be nice to have along the way.
Did some planning
ahead, as well; booked dives for Molokai the last week of February, and narrowed
down some plans for Kaua’I diving the two weeks following that.
Also now getting more serious about our Europe travels beginning April 14. Have a useful list of places we want to visit; planning our first week which will have the treat of a visit from Christine & Stephen... Read More