Weekend wrap up

This weekend was a busy one for me. Friday afternoon I went paddling after work and it was a hard one with only eight guys split between two boats and fighting an east wind back from Kewalos to the buoy at Ala Moana Bowls. The end of practice was the best because of the wave we caught at the inside section of Pops no matter how small the wave is it never gets old.

Saturday afternoon I attended my first comic book convention at the Hawaii Convention Center. I volunteered with the Friends of the Library (FLH) which allowed me admission, $40 for Saturday only, into the event. I promoted the library system’s upcoming Summer Reading program and library card app while the FLH volunteer was handing out flyers for their upcoming book sale which benefits the library system. There were lots of cosplayers and I tried to get those with the best outfits to pose in front of my booth with a library card. I was also able to geek out a little and get some comics signed by Chris Claremont and Rick Hoberg and buy several trade paperbacks. It was a fun experience and I definitely want to attend another convention, I’m also sure I’ll be volunteering at this summer’s FLH booksale.

Sunday I went to Kamehameha Canoe Club’s final potluck of the preseason. The club will start their regatta season next weekend and I’m thinking the potlucks on Sundays will slowly fade away because their regatta race days, Saturdays, are very tiring. I would have liked to stay with Kamehameha but the Saturday race schedule conflicts with my work. Anuenue’s regatta season starts Sunday June 7th and while I’m looking forward to racing in the club’s koa canoe I will miss the paddlers at Kamehameha.

Lots of photos from this weekend especially the convention.

Friday full moon over Diamond Head just after sunset.

Rick Hoberg

Chris Claremont looks like he’s enjoying this story arc from Marvel Team-Up.

I got Chris Claremont to pose at the Friends of the Library booth!

Zatanna

Juggernaut

I know Deadpool is in the middle.

Boba Fett on the right.

The Shredder

The Punisher and the Kingpin

Wonder Woman and two Captains.

Domino

Queen Amidala on the left.

Cat Woman on the left.

Harley Quinn

Sunday’s potluck

Weekend wrap up

I did my third race of the preseason this past Saturday, the starting point was Maunalua Bay in Hawaii Kai and ended at Magic Island. It was a fun and tiring race with less than ideal conditions. It was overcast so that was nice but the wind was light and the surf was small so very little surfing for my boat. I got hot during the middle of the race and was very happy whenever I was accidentally splashed by the paddler sitting behind me. The scenery of the coastline was spectacular especially the stretch from Black Point to Diamond Head, this is one race I’d do again in a heartbeat.

Canoes ready!

Stats for the race.

Sunday morning with Button.
Sunday potluck with Kamehameha Canoe Club.

Thursday out and about

Same old same old, Wednesday afternoon I went paddling after work and Thursday morning I took the Butt out for a beachwalk.

Walking to my after work “office.”
The route and numbers.
Thursday morning beachwalk with my best bud.

Bright colors always get my attention.
Old style Kapahulu house near my workplace.
New style Kapahulu house with nice color combo.

May weekend

Saturday was Free Comic Book Day and it was the library’s third year of participation in the giveaway program. I ordered 150 comics this year, paid for by grant money from the Friends of the Library, and only 7 were left at the end of the day. This year 4 cosplayers volunteered their time and did a 2 hour appearance at Waikiki-Kapahulu.

Comics before and after the giveaway.
Photo ops were popular with all ages.

I went to the wifey’s open house on Sunday it’s located on the ridge above the valley we live in so I was curious to see the views from up there.

Here’s a view into my valley from the wifey’s open house my home could not be seen from the vantage point it is deeper in the valley going right.
Million dollar view from the ridge looking directly south at Diamond Head crater.
Looking south southwest at Waikiki skyline.

Anuenue Friday

Not much of a practice today due to the kona (South) wind and building South swell. Safer to stay inside and just loosen up and enjoy our time on the water. Regatta is fast approaching so I’m hoping we start practicing our sprint distances and turns the next couple weeks.

View of In-Between Kaiser’s and Rockpiles from the club site.

The mileage and route for Friday.

Thursday out and about

Thursday mornings I start work later so I can take my buddy for a walk and let him run off leash a little too. I’ve been taking him to Diamond Head for a change of scenery and the walk there seems to give me more of a workout also, I think it’s the slope of the beach and the sand is not as packed tightly along the waterline so I sink deeper when I step. Lots of photos in this post everything from maps to house porn.

Dude’s hot so he goes in for a dip.

Today’s route and stats.

Tide was low this morning so it exposed a lot that’s usually underwater.

Supposed to be a swell coming in on Friday but these two are catching some early wave energy.

 

This house is showing its Asian influence.

At work when she ran by and that hair just popped.

Wednesday paddling

Today was hard getting motivated to go to practice. When I left work it was raining and windy, I didn’t know if anyone was going to show so I was a little apprehensive driving to the beach. What got me going was driving along the Ala Wai and seeing boats in the water and the crews not seeming to mind the weather. When I got to my practice site I saw my guys there and I felt ready to go, it was great too that we were able to fill two boats. We did 6 miles starting from the Magic Island buoy to the outside international buoy to Kewalo buoy and back to Magic Island non-stop. It was a hard paddle workout but felt good because my boat ran pretty good.

Hard to tell from the pic but it was worse than it looks here, the practice site when I first got there the rain had just passed and it was cold and windy.

Did sprints at Kaiser’s before heading in shore.

End of practice comparison no rain, light wind, and it actually felt warmer.

Tonight’s route.