Monday, October 31, 2016

Lacy Veach Day of Discovery

I volunteered to help out with a circuits workshop at the Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery. This event is held at the Punahou campus because Lacy Veach was a graduate of the school. After the workshop (we held two sessions), I got to walk around spent some time at the Polynesian Voyaging Society display. I had a long conversation with one of the PVS volunteers - I asked how the Navigation Circle worked. Prior to this conversation, I wasn't sure how the circle worked - was it stationary, or did it rotate with the vessel? How did the iwa in the middle work? Well... I think it was truly fitting that I became educated on this central Polynesian Navigating tool at the Lacy Veach Day of Discovery! Although I didn't get to see everything (I missed the drones), I did get to see some fish (both dead and alive). Nice event! I'm glad I volunteered to help! Oh - one more thing - Noe dissected a squid - I'll post pictures when I down load those.

Fish and Dive Expo 2016

Right after the Punahou, we stopped off at the 2016 Fish and Dive Expo!!!! I actually didn't buy anything - can you believe that??? Maybe it's because we're on a budget and I'm trying to stick to it ;) What we did see closely resembled many of the other expos we've been to earlier this year (Hawaii Ocean Expo, lots of the science days, etc) - good to see many of the same vendors, but it'd also be nice to see some new and different things, or vendors from the other islands. Windward Boats had several boats at the show - nice day boats for hitting the sand bar or dragging some inshore lures. But the fishing kayaks and the New reversible Mirage Drive propulsion systems took the cake. I've seen these air bags advertised on Facebook alot - Some nice gyotaku at the show!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Not Really Amphibious, But Totally Yummy

Last night's dinner from the Big Green Egg... If I had to specify what my most useful cooking tool ever was - it is the BGE. So yummy!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Pre-Contact Reference

Kayaking at a Sailing Event

We bring our kids to a sailing get together and they go kayaking :p

Weta Sailing Once Again

Our local MWR has two Wetas in their rental fleet. I finally got of my butt to get checked out to sail the boat. Actually my bum hip has been acting up again and that's why I haven't been anxious to get back in the cockpit. La had set up a family day at the Marina through Pearl Harbor Yacht Club to get more people interested in racing in the HYSA events. With us being there already, I figured I should at least get this done. Now on a weekend with some spare time, I can take the family out on a fast boat! I miss sailing our Weta - but with our life over the past few years, there was no way we could have kept it. Having this option is a wonderful thing!

Monday, October 10, 2016

For Those of You That Have Naval Service

Makani Kai Yacht Club

Makani Kai (Wind and Sea in Hawaiian) Yacht Club sponsored the Hawaii Youth Sailing Association BBQ post race. Cool place to live - especially if you have a boat and like hanging out at the Sand Bar.

El Toro Racing

Here are the pictures Noe and I took from Sunday at Kaneohe Yacht Club. Marlon ended up getting 4th in his division - great race for this up and comer!!!! Mom and Dad are proud of you Marlon!!! Take down was pretty quick too - great teamwork exhibited by this crew!!!