11 May 2017 | Nawiliwili Harbor, Kauai Is.
After arriving in Nawiliwili Harbor and seeing my guest crew off to their hiking and sightseeing adventures, it was time to catch a nap and get Huzzah cleaned and organized before collecting Jody at the Lihue airport the following evening. A mere 4 miles from the marina, I had planned to walk, but since I now had a 50 pound sail to get shipped to Honolulu, an Uber car was my only choice of conveyance.
Since Uber isn't allowed (officially) at the airport arrival terminal, we had to walk a couple hundred yards to an intersection off the airport property to schedule a ride via the Uber app. As we were standing on a dark corner waiting for some guy name Alex, it struck me how cheap I was being, and wonderful Jody was to go along without complaint. I won't do that again, however! A short ride later we're settled aboard Huzzah like we'd never left last February.
Meanwhile, Valerie, Ryan and little Henry were chilling in a super-sweet ground level condo on the beach 15 miles away in a Poipu resort. The next day we quickly joined them in what would become our daily rhythm for the next five days. We would arrive at the condo late-morning after Henry's nap, play on the bleach or in the shallow bay, kick a ball around on the manicured, golf course like lawns, and share dinner together. Typically nothing too fancy, a BBQ or takeout - always keeping things easy for Mom and Dad. And we couldn't of had more fun together.
Spending more time with our grandsons has been one of the blessings of retirement. Oskar spent a couple of weeks' aboard with Rose last Summer in French Polynesia, and we look forward to getting the Milo and Theo out for some crabbing or fishing this summer once the seasons open.
Cruzin in Hawaii!