Kailua Bay Challenge

Finally after four seasons with my canoe club I got to participate in my first distance race. It was a looong 13 miles, give or take,  but a great experience and I want to do it again next year.

Kailua bay challenge

The race course for Kailua Bay.


Members of the club’s two crews entered in the race. I am the man in black.


Film on Friday 3

Came across this post I had left in Draft purgatory and noticed that I had already published a Film on Friday 4.

Latest roll of film processed and scanned on Tuesday and my first from an SLR, the Olympus OM2. Overall I’m pleased with the pictures I took there were a few misfires and I made a huge mistake by rewinding my film the wrong way and then opening the film compartment. I lost the last few pictures I took at my children’s carnival. Oh well lesson learned. Lastly I’m very happy with the higher resolution scans I requested this time. Here’s a sampling of my photos, shot with Kodak Ultramax 400, with no alterations some are dark due to photographer error hopefully my skills will continue to develop and I’ll take less under exposed pictures.



Funny but in my first visit to Venice in 1996 my new bride and I did not make it over to Murano. For our  vacation in 2017 we finally made up for it and went over twice to walk its canals and of course watch the glassblowers. My son took a glassblowing class his senior year in high school so he arranged the excursions to Murano, these are his pictures.


This past weekend was the club’s first long distance practice. It was awesome to see a half dozen boats in the water filled with the men and women of the club. The coach this season wants to bring the club together again and I am all for it, for too long it has been two separate programs. Looking forward to the coming weeks.

Venice redux 21 years later


In June I visited Venice for 3 nights with my family, it was my second visit and I enjoyed it more than my first. It may have been a combination of travelling with my kids, being more relaxed, and having a larger budget in my late forties than my mid twenties.


Stylish couple.


Grand Canal entrance to San Marco Square.


Installation for Venice Biennale.


Ponte dell’Accademia view from vaporetto.


Ponte delle Guglie spans the Cannaregio Canal


Wooden bridge in the Cannaregio neighborhood.


View of Madonna dell’Orto Church – Cannaregio district.