Our Days in Hilo
19 May 2011 | Hilo Bay, Big Island Hawaii
WOW, where has the time gone! The weeks & months have flown by as we've thoroughly enjoyed our times here on the Big Island.
But one the greatest things about our stay here is that we have been able to share our adventures with family members. Both our Moms and even Rob's Dad have come out to participate in the fun with us. We attended the Merrie Monarch Festival (legendary Hawaiian hula competition) 3 out of 4 nights. And along the way, we've made so many great friends. So much kindness has been showered upon us we can't even begin to explain it all.
We've also used this time to give svFreedom some much needed love, repairs & improvements. All the standing rigging has been replaced, we've added roller furling for the headsail, installed an AIS system and more. But, between boat projects, activities, surfing & get-togethers, we've been busy pretty much everyday.
But now we're pulling up anchor sailing to the other islands. Maui is up next as we work our way to Oahu, where we'll prep the boat for our return to CA. Miss you all, hugs from Hawaii. R&K.