Monthly Archives: July 2016

Hawaii, 1997 – Kauai and the Big Island

In 1997, Kathy and I visited Kauai and the Big Island, in conjunction with a fishing trip to Christmas Island, located 1000 miles to the south of the Hawaiian Islands. We were joined by Kathy’s folks, Rainie and Raymond, for part of the visit … Continue reading

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Hawaii, 1989 – Part 2, Big Island

Part 1 of this pair of posts concerned our visit to Maui, which wildly exceeded our expectations! Here is a map of the Big Island, thanks to Google Earth, and annotated by myself, to show some of the places mentioned below. We … Continue reading

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Hawaii, 1989 – Part 1, Maui

This was our first visit to Hawaii. What a paradise! We spent time on both Maui and the Big Island. I’ll start with Maui. After picking up a rental car at the airport, we drove to our condo in Kaanapali, up … Continue reading

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Poems – July 2016

Here are two poems to brighten up your day! Ill Will We are puppets jerked around by the strings of instinct You claim you have free will? That you have choice? Sure you do to eat your eggs up or … Continue reading

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Calliope Hummingbirds – a few poses

The Calliopes arrive along with the Rufous Hummingbirds, but always in lesser numbers. Here’s what the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website says about them: “The Calliope Hummingbird is the smallest bird in North America north of Mexico. Despite its small stature, … Continue reading

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The Rufous Hummingbird – a few angles

The Rufous hummers have arrived in force, now on their way south. They join the regulars – the Black-chinned hummers. Also around is an occasional Broad-tailed hummer. The Broad-tails arrived early in the season, and then mostly went to upper … Continue reading

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Christmas Island, 1997

Christmas Island, 1997. Christmas Island has been a saltwater fishing mecca for decades, with bonefish its prime attraction. Kathy and I had been combining bonefishing and diving in the Caribbean for a while, and decided to do same at Christmas Island. … Continue reading

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