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At Mauna Kea Beach I happened to be in the right place at the right time: PICT0161 from c h on Vimeo. PICT0175 from c h on Vimeo.



In a casual conversation at a church potluck, Michael and I discovered we are both geezer-runners (old, and slow).  That was back in February, prior to the start of the 2014 running season,  and we jokingly challenged each other to be the pacesetter for the upcoming races.  We had both signed up for the Hilo 1/2 marathon in March,  and he and his wife and DH and I shared a table at the pre-run carbo Continue reading

DH: Mythbuster


We stopped at Onomea Bay on our way home from Hilo today. The site of Hawaii Botanical Garden, it also has public beach access…..not that anyone uses the rough, rocky beach…. But we walked to the shore and took some “touristy” pictures. The twin rocks in the bay have a legend. On a plaque in the garden is the following: The Legend of Twin Rocks The village of Kahali’i was located on this large point Continue reading

Coming in for a landing….

Roger, control. Honu 1 inbound for landing on runway two-niner!   honulands from c h on Vimeo.

Help Puna

Ok, so Puna is “affordable” Hawaii. IOW, it is where a LOT of people live. There is one road in (and out). And it was devastated by Tropical Storm Iselle. Today, August 12, 5 days after the storm, nearly 10,000 people are still without electricity. And water. And phone service (land or cell). And the news outlets…..are pretty much ignoring the whole situation. God forbid that anything might impact the tourist trade, you know. Our Continue reading

Threading the Needle


…Just can’t seem to get that Yoga position right!