Another wet and windy hike in the books, Kuaokala Trail. The forecast was to be scattered showers with gusty winds. As we entered Waianae, it started to pour. But we decided it would passing, and by the time we get to the trailhead, it would be clear.
Kuaokala is a permitted hike because the hike is on military land. To get the trailhead, you enter at Kaena point Satellite Tracking Station. Besides the permit, you will need ids for everyone in the car. The military police let you in through the three gates. You will need to call them on using call box if they are not around.
The weather turned not in our favorite as it became more wet and windy as we hiked. It made parts of the trail slippery and our views obstructed by clouds and rain. But I did managed to catch a few shot when the sun peaked out.
This trail was worth going on wet and windy day. The rain made it a little tougher but it was great to get out amongst the trees.
Few updates to my list to keep me going. And I added few new ones, too.
Aloha shirt patchwork quilt I’ve got a lot of squares cut out but want more color in it and went to my storage unit to find Oat’s old aloha shirts that I kept for a project like this. So now, I’m in the process of taking apart more shirts. At least I decided on doing a 1/2 triangle pattern.
Double knit and strand work
I’m yet to start on learning double knitting. My tension of my strand work is so much better and I’m faster at reading charts that I think it will only help when I start double knitting.
For non-knitters, double knitting is when you knit both front and back of the pattern at the same time. One side is the the reverse (in color) from the other. Here’s a video from Arne and Carlos about double knitting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_G5EOnRRb8.
Got me a bright yellow journal, 2 sizes of pilot pens, correction tape and ruler to start. I’m bit of a mess, with smudges here and there. I need to take my time with those pens.
It’s bit of bullet journal, bit of me just tracking things that going on with me. Like that it takes me away from my phone or my tablet which I need to do at night. It’s not colorful or pretty as some that I’ve seen on youtube and online but it’s a start. It does have sketches of ideas I have for things I want to make.
My Etsy shop
Got 8 items done and they are hanging on my bedroom door waiting to be posted in my shop. I hope I post it by the end of the month. More to come.
New adds to my list
I have a plan to rework the patio where I have my sewing set up. I’m going to rearrange and get rid of items that haven’t been use in decades. Need a more usable space.
Make more fabric with my tiny scraps of fabric and thread.
Draft a blouse pattern for myself
make pin cushion for my cousin B and E, my sister C, and myself, maybe use the scrap fabric that I make. hmmm.
I’ll try and update my list once a month. Let’s see how far I get.
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 that is UNESCO World Heritage Site. The other being Camino de Santiago, another hike that I’d like to do one day.
I decided on the tour because I’ve haven’t done this kind of distance by myself, I wanted someone else to do all the planning and the logistics and I wanted company. And I’m glad I did. Just the luggage transfer was worth going with the tour. But besides, that I got to joined a group of very fun and interesting group of 11, 5 from Melbourne, 2 from Sydney, 2 from Vancouver BC, and 2 from London. Our leader was from Tokyo and we had 3 local guides on our longer hikes.
I have posted pictures of this trip in several places. Here are my favorites of great vacation.
Day 1: Osaka to Koyasan
Day 2: Koyasan to Tanabe to Takahara
Day 3: Takahara to Tsugizakura to Yuomine Onsen
Day 4: Yunomine Onsen to Hongu to Yunomine Onsen
Day 5: Yunomine Onsen to Koguchi
Day 6: Koguchi to Nachi Taisha to Kii Kastuura
Day 7: Kii Katsuura to Shingu to Ise
Day 8: Ise
Now I’m hooked and I hope you can see why. Looking for another trip I do. Iceland is looking good at the moment.