Sunday, December 25, 2011

A X-mas Halo!

 Saw a faint 22 deg halo along with a contrail shadow on my X-mas morning paddle on my NEW boat!  Check it out below.

The Current Designs 135!  Won it at a raffle at Support Strokes hosted by Cal Canoe & Kayak, whose owners are close neighbors.  Thanx Tammy & Keith!  Pretty sweet boat, and was happy to paddle it around  Coast Guard Island.

Cruising down the connector to Lake Merritt... but the last one is blocked off... 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Free range Kauai-an Eggs

In Kauai, you may find out that chickens are smarter than you think... and clucking away at 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Greetings from the rainbow state!

A beautiful rainbow welcomed us 10 min prior to landing at Lihue, Kauai on our pre-Xmas vacation.  

The Shmuwabaras are all in Kauai!

Kim's folks, Steve and Margaret; my folks, Mas and Noriko; as well as Ko and Lorene are all in Hawaii, enjoying the weather, waterfalls, beaches, food, coffee, sunrises & sunsets, hiking, helicopter tours, surfing, kayaking, SUP-ing, snorkeling, and the general beauty of this island.  Amazing place... I'll divulge more later.