Hello summer my old friend

Paddling

Different name same blog I got tired of using Blogger hence the move, I’m hoping I won’t have as much trouble posting from my phone with WordPress. I’m well into summer with regatta almost done and by happenstance or circumstance I haven’t raced in nearly a month. I missed Waimanalo because of another engagement and then at Waikiki my crew’s outrigger broke during the race so we couldn’t even finish. The club is going to be transitioning to long distance practices soon and hopefully I can do two races, one in Kailua and the other in Kona. The regatta practice grind is gonna last for a couple of more weeks and maybe longer if the crew qualifies for the State Championships.

Comics read

I was doing well with my reading until I let Marvel Unlimited lapse. I’ll likely re-subscribe in August but take a break for the time being. Here are my latest reads: Amazing Spider-Man 102, Avengers 126, Captain America 176, Incredible Hulk 271, Tomb of Dracula 54, X-Factor 34.

Other activities

The big family trip is coming up soon at the end of July and I think we’re all looking forward to it. I’ve been taking the Boston to DH more often and sometimes I even manage to snap some photos, summer is my favorite time and I intend to enjoy the next month and a half.

Tuesday afternoon crowd.

Still grinding for regatta.

 

 

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Memorial Day weekend paddle

New club, new destination, and I paddled on a Saturday which is very rare. This is the farthest distance I have gone one way, 7.45 miles, and to a place I haven’t paddled to before. The 6 man crew took about an hour and a half with some breaks to get to Keehi Lagoon from the club site. The water was nice and the wind only got tough from the Keehi channel buoy till we landed on the beach it was a great experience.

My new club launches at the McCully Bridge into the Ala Wai.
Passing the fishing village on Mokauea Island.
Paddling through Keehi Lagoon small boat harbor.
Getting near the end passing moored ships/barges.

Lunch break

I went on a bike ride during my lunch break.

I started behind the Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library at the eastern end of the Ala Wai Canal.
I rode north on Kapahulu Avenue and then west on Date Street and found this bike path between Iolani School and the “big river” that flows into the canal.
I ended up at the intersection of Ala Wai Blvd. & the McCully Bridge. It was a ten minute ride each way at a very leisurely pace. I think the distance round trip is about 3 miles I have to figure it out for the next time.