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 … Continue reading Kona 2.0
Training on the Ala Wai for summer regattas. From July 2018.
Monday afternoon paddle from club site to Honolulu Harbor buoy and then home again, always Diamond Head in sight to begin and end practice. Frame capture from my trusty GoPro Hero 3+.
Photos taken on Sunday the 24th of September at the finish line of the women's race across the Molokai Channel. The 41 mile race begins at the Hale O Lono Harbor on the island of Molokai and ends at the beach fronting the Hilton Hawaiian Village on Oahu. My canoe club's boat launch faces the … Continue reading Na Wahine O Ke Kai
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.
Been feeling lazy and not as motivated to go paddling in the afternoon but I always end up at the club site after work. If there are enough guys to fill a boat we'll go out, get our workout, and if there are waves catch one at Pops and ride it in to the Sheraton. … Continue reading Aloha Friday
The last week has been warmer than usual for January. The wind has been coming from the south which has led to heavy vog over the island but beautiful conditions on the water. I love paddling when the winds are kona because the water is so clear and flat. The vog from Kilauea also enhances … Continue reading Off season paddling