Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Holidays 2011

Celebrating Hawaiian Style

On Christmas Eve, as a gale raged with 18-ft seas in the Alenuihaha Channel, we were safely moored in Honokohau Harbor decorating our Charlie Brown Christmas tree, listening to the breathing sounds of endangered Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle (Honu) just outside Tao's cockpit, while sipping Jack Frost tea under a star-filled moonless sky. Christmas morning, Shawn taught and Chris took an 8 am class at Bikram Yoga Kona. Just before Final Savasana at the end of the packed class, one of the students proposed to his girlfriend; so much love! Back on the boat we gorged on sushi and our favorite Hawaiian style poke then worked it off with a first try of stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and a sunset hike. Maybe not the traditional celebration (at these moments family does seem very far away), but we very much enjoyed a sunny, warm, ocean-filled Hawaiian Christmas together! To herald in the new year, we plan to go to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in search of flowing lava and hope to catch a glimpse of Pele's glow. We'll let you know how that goes. Happiest of Holidays to everyone, wherever you are!!


  1. Sounds like a perfect Christmas to me! Love your cat too. What a nice friend to bring on your journey.

  2. Wonderful Christmas post. Nice tree! Hope you glimpse your New Year's lava flow wish. And i will actually see you next week! Wow!