Kona 2.0

I completed a goal before my fiftieth birthday in December by participating in the Queen Lilioukalani canoe race. This was the second time I went to Kona for the event, the first time I suffered an injury at the race start and was unable to compete. The course is eighteen miles and my crew of six completed it in 2 hours and 30 minutes. We were not the fastest team on the water for sure but it was a great team and individual experience nonetheless.

The crew at race start in Honaunau.
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The “controlled” chaos at the race start.


The crew at the finish, the King Kamehameha Hotel in Kailua-Kona, I’m the second from right.



Film on Friday 23

Roll the dice enough and eventually crap out. That’s what happened to me after my latest trip. I took an untested Pentax ME Super on my vacation and shot 3 rolls of film. The majority were underexposed and less than a dozen were okay. I shot with a small aperture, f16 or f11, for most of the trip because we were blessed with sunny weather and clear skies in the Pacific Northwest. The few times I shot wide open the film was exposed correctly. Faulty meter? Faulty shutter? I don’t know. This is my third ME Super and all have had issues. This being the third strike I’m gonna quit trying to find a working, fault free ME Super. Underexposed pictures below from Penn Cove on Whidbey Island.