on my own . . . to Japan. I wanted to something that was a little hard, something different, something that I would remember well. So I decide to do hiking trip to Japan, that I would hike from temple to temple on an old pilgrimage trail. Kumano Kodo is one of two pilgrimage trails
To reset your life. My jump was into a swimming hole after a hike up to a waterfall. My cousin Macy inspired me to do it. I have to remember that moment, when the fear went away into pure joy!
I’ve hiked Aiea Loop Trail 4 times since the beginning of June. It’s become my training hike for my to Japan. It’s a beautiful hike with gradual ups and downs under the cover of the forest from the morning sun. It’s well traveled trail with trail runners, solo, pairs, groups, familes and very well behaved
2 years since Oat passed. 2 years being on my own since I met him 33 years ago. 2 years since the saddest day of my life. 2 of the hardest years of my 58 years. I’m trying my best to carry on, working through things slow. I’m keeping busy learning new things, quilting, stamping,
Quick and short post from West Oahu–Makua beach to Kaena point and back. Beautiful day, breezy, big surf, and great company as always.
I didn’t want to make a big thing of it. I wanted to find a place that wasn’t crammed with people. Then I thought about the west-side beach and Kaena Point. When I mentioned this to my friend, Janice who has been in a halau for the longest time and is my Hawaiian culture expert,
Been thinking a lot of where I would spread Oat’s ashes when I get to Hawaii. His mom said in Thai culture the ashes should be spread in the ocean. I thought of having a get-together with friends and family at the beach then asking someone with a surfboard or kayak to take his ashes