Jan 1: Hawaii on fire… Sunset and fire on the Big Island
Jan 8: Playing violin on the porch today in Waikoloa Village when a gang of wild turkeys showed up, they seemed to be lured in by the sound of my violin, I played a short concert for them. … No chickens yet, but oddly enough the turkeys seemed to really like my music. Perhaps I finally found my audience. … wait till you hear my new Turkey song… it’s a little bit Turkish sounding..lol
Jan 4: Seems I’ve come to the end of the road in Hawaii… Driving with cousin Jamie watching the geothermal sulfur dioxide SO2 rising from the Earth
Jan 5: Lava Tree State Park
Concert in Hawaii
I just found a really cool deserted Beach
Jan 8: Ocean kayaking today near Hawaii
Captain Cook memorial area – Ocean Traveler: The Dolphin Report
Captain Cook, Hawaii
Sunset right now in Hawaii. I guess it’s about 3 hours earlier here than in Phoenix
Jan9: I spent the day at Ka Lae, also known as South Point, it’s the southernmost point of the Big Island of Hawaii and of the 50 United States. … made me think of the Cliffs of Moher, only the Cliffs of Moher are way higher, pretty sure you don’t want to jump from there.
Composition at Ka Lae
Jan 10: Cliff jumping today at South Point…. the ladder is the hardest part, jumping is easy…. I didn’t really have a way to film myself jumping, I need to get a GoPro or something.
I couldn’t film myself jumping, so here’s some other people jumping
It looks scary but it’s quite refreshing
I’ve just arrived at the Green Sand Beach.
Today’s adventure: Hiking the coastal Trail to Green Sands Beach
I swam out past the breakers and a really big sea turtle came up about ten feet away from me. It’s about an hour hike from Green Sands Beach to Southpoint. The coastal Trail is awesome! Perfect temperature, changing landscape and mostly deserted. Finally made it to Southpoint just in time for the sunset. When the Sun goes down it goes down quick and Hawaii.
Jan 12: Hiking in Pololu Valley – Kapaau . . . . The Black Sand Beach & Kava- the sacred Hawaiian drink made from the kava root.
Jan 13: Jammin’ with the Vibe Raiders this Sunday. Awesome band! If your on the Big Island drop by Kona Brew Pub.
Vibe Raiders: Last Call with special guest Scott Jeffers
Vibe Raiders: “The Vibe Raiders mission on the Big Island is done – but the music and the purpose lives on and on and on….. Jah Bless each & everyone in your going out and coming in…..Live in Love!! Forward! Selah“
Jan 14: Going to Kauai
Jammin the reggae with cousin Jamie at Kona brew Pub last night on the big island Hawaii
Kawaii is awesome! … the first thing was to hile the Waimia canyon
First day in Kauai – Polihale State Park
Camping at Polihale
After listening to Hawaiian radio the last two and a half weeks you can really see similarity in their popular music… same chord patterns, same rhythms, and all the same themes lyrically. So here is a clip of my new silly cliche Hawaiian style song: Every Moment..… I myself have dabbled in mastering the art of kazoo. Perhaps we should start a heavy metal kazoo neoclassical project. What do you think?
Sunset right now at Poipu Kauai
The art of minivan camping … at Kumu Beach Camp, Kauai
Paddle Board time – Stand up paddle boarding up the Wailua river then hiking to the waterfall.
Today’s new experience… paddle boarding! … it’s so fun. I was renting a stand up paddle board in the morning and went up the river near Kumu Camp…. Then decided that River paddle boarding was my second favorite form of cardio. So I Googled the best River in Kauai and found the Wailua river. … I went there and rented another stand up paddle board and begun my long day of Adventure. … A walking stick will really help on this Trail, slippery rocks tons of mud and River Crossings. … Finally, I found the waterfall and I swam for a while and went behind the waterfall. Talk about skin exfoliation, I feel like a new man. LOL… Then the way back down the river; I was literally on a stand up paddle board for about 6 hours today
Coconut water … yummy!
Hiking Okolehau trail … The weather changes quick on the north side of Kauai
Tropical storm – it was rough when the storm hit.
Okolehau trail … Adventure … Van camping is the way to go: I slept literally 15 feet from the ocean in Anini. …When I started the hike it was a bright sun shiny day… then a big cloud was coming. The sky turned dark in a matter of minutes. The winding Jungle trail is said to be really slippery when it rains… thankfully it hadn’t rained in 3 weeks… The wind was blowing so hard that the branches from the trees were breaking. I felt like the Hawaiian God’s were trying to shoot me down with falling nuts and tree limbs while I was running through the forest trying to beat the storm before the rain came.