Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Stuck in Paradise

I know we should have left Hawaii by now, but we are still here.

The good new is - we like it.  We are surrounded by wonderful friends and amazing scenery.  Can't complain!
Practicing for Whack-A-Mole
Plus, there has been a lot going on - and we hate to miss any fun stuff!

Doug finally quit work - yeah.

It was great to have a paycheck and all of those discounts, but it was sure hard to get our projects done.
Doug's re-retirement party

Doug's gang at West Marine threw a get together at the Aloha Beer company.

As you can see, his new buddies are very young. Ha!

We had a great time, plus treated ourselves to one more night in a luxurious hotel with a tub - ah...
The Last Bath...

It is going to be a very long time before I get to soak in a tub!

Not complaining, just saying.
Beautiful shot of the surf in Waikiki

So, we enjoyed ourselves in the big city one more time. 

More good news - we are actually getting our projects done:
The Chain Gang
Our new seat covers
  • Got our new chain - just need to put it on the boat
  • Finished re-bedding ports - finally
  • New bilge switch installed
  • Sewing projects completed (thanks to Tiana)
  • Fuel tank retrofit complete
  • Engine has been checked and blessed
  • Windless is being rebuilt
  • Varnishing in progress
  • Craigslist is trying to sell our excess stuff
  • And lots more going on
BBQ at the marina
On top of all of the projects, we are having a great time with our dock buddies.  There are several of us that are leaving Hawaii, so we are all busy working on projects, sharing, and celebrating.
Doug relaxing...

Another beautiful sunset
Mai Tai walks, Marina BBQs, Bon Voyage potlucks, and lots of time spent on the dock just socializing.

No wonder we haven't left yet, we are way too comfortable!

Don't get me wrong, we still have stuff to do.  But we think we will get out of here before the end of May.

Good thing or I am going to have to go provisioning again.  Oh my!


Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Oh my goodness! We have been envisioning you two on the high seas! Enjoy your remaining days in KoOlina, it was named, "place of joy" for a reason!

Melanie said...

Love your blog, Carla! I hope you can keep it updated while you are sailing. I miss you and hope I can come see you in Fiji! -Mel

Anonymous said...

Have a safe voyage! We'll be following you. Best to you! From Pascale and Bruce on Calou. We'll sail to Mexico in October.