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.
 

 

Out and about

Activities include:

Comics read
Amazing Spider-Man: 101
X-Factor: 25
Fantastic Four: 257
Incredible Hulk: 181
Justice League: 43, 44

Work related
I volunteered at the annual Friends of the Library booksale on Monday the 20th. A first for me and a return to the sale after close to 20 years. The school cafeteria where it is held was just as warm as I remember it and the heat took a toll on me because I was done at the end of my day. 

Paddling
On Sunday the 19th, Father’s Day, I got a sweet present from my family who spent the day with me at Nanakuli Beach the site of my third regatta race. Nanakuli is one my favorite places to race the water is so blue and clear and the start is just beyond the shorebreak so its a fast out, three turns, and back in sprint. I’m glad my family had a good time out there they really enjoyed the water. My crew did not do well again because our turns are slower than the other teams, this is where the other boats gain on us. 

My view of the race I snuck a camera on the boat and snapped this pic at the starting line.
Green flag means go Novice A crew! Thanks for the photo Dr. Pete Caldwell.


I did not attend a single practice this past week, I’m already afraid of the pain this coming Monday. No canoe race for me on Sunday the 26th because my wife has a luncheon planned.

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.

Monday musing

Monday mornings I usually take my dog for a walk and for the past year and a half I have been taking him to Hunakai Beach so he can go off leash. The last couple of months I have also been taking him to Diamond Head for a change and the variety is good for me too. The length of the walk is nearly the same about 1.75 miles roundtrip but the beach is much cleaner, not nearly as much trash left on the sand by beachgoers. I don’t let him off leash for the length of the walk because there are more properties along the shore with no fencing like Hunakai, I don’t feel like chasing hm in someone’s yard if he gets too curious. One plus of the no or lower fences is I get to see the houses that are setback from the beach. So here are some house porn shots I took, with my daughter’s old iPhone 4S, from this morning’s walk.

Here’s my boy.

Nice modern style Hawaii house perfect for the beach.

A larger version of a Hawaiian beach house with a nice wrap around lanai with part of it covered.
Then there are the houses with all the glass.

Some take styling queues from the Mediterranean, can’t really tell from this pic but the house is pink.