What does that word mean, exactly?  Here’s an explanation copied from a worthwhile article written by Curby Rule ( ) alo, 1. sharing 2. in the present oha, joyous affection, joy ha, life energy, life, breath Using Hawaiian language grammatical rules, we will translate this literally as “The joyful sharing of life energy in the … Continue reading ALOHA!

Big Island Time

On Friday, February 6th, we changed rooms. As the condo folks promised to move our things, we packed everything up and left for the day. We headed north through Waimea so we could look at the lovely Waipi’o Valley, the Valley of Kings. On a clear day you can see Maui. It was clear. Sure … Continue reading Big Island Time


Yesterday, we found a stunning little beach at Puako. It’s not a swimming beach this time of year. The water’s pretty swirly. But it’s a perfect beach to enjoy the honu (green sea turtles,) the sun and salty breezes. After spending time watching several honu going about their honu tasks, we stopped by the little … Continue reading Encounters

A Perfect Day

How do you describe a perfect day?  For one thing, you don’t take many pictures because you are too busy absorbing it all. Sorry about that. The perfect day began with  a snorkel trip over to the Captain Cook monument in Kealakekua Bay. Here’s the monument. Eight years ago, you could just rent a kayak and paddle over, snorkel … Continue reading A Perfect Day


Good morning!  I’m starting something new this year, the surprise Cameo! (Get it?  Cammy? Cameo? Aren’t I the clever one?) Anyway, below is a link of my first ever Cameo Appearance. Note, not sure if you’ll be able to activate the link from your inbox. You may have to come to my blog site to access said Cameo. But … Continue reading CAMEOS!