This is Davy and Susan as they take off hiking down into Waipio Valley.
This is the third day of Kona Winds. They are tremendous! Davy and Susan hiked down into Pololu Valley this morning while Don cleaned up the yard from the fallen limbs and citrus. I have buckets of grapefruit that I can’t give away or eat. At home I know they are costing $1.50 and I’ve got more than even the cows will eat!
After they hiked Pololu, they came home and we had lunch before taking out to hike out to the lighthouse. The folks who have been here have seen the lighthouse from the favorite hike, but Davy and Susan are the first to go out there with us. Davy said the next time he comes he’s getting a 4 wheel drive vehicle; that would cut down the hiking time and energy a LOT! They are great troopers, though; not a wimpy bone in them. (No old bones, either.)
The winds are tough, but the weather is nice, otherwise. It’s in the 80’s and sunny. After the lighthouse we went to a nearby beach where we often watch whales and watched waves instead. The only whale we saw today was breaching at the lighthouse. It’s too rough to distinguish their splashes and spouts from the white caps. The sail boat that has been anchored the whole time Don has been her was crashed up on the lava today! It’s anchor gave way to the waves, I guess. Jo and Sam, you’d be as shocked as we were. I’m sure you have pictures of that boat. Well, it is no more.
I’m getting this done early tonight. I’ve got to go to bed early. I only had about 2 hours sleep last night since I was working on the My Baby Charm site and I got up at 4:30 this morning to work with Trish and a lady in California to be sure we got a shipment to her in time. I got a nap this morning while Don worked in the yard, but I’m going to sleep like a brick tonight.
Love you all. Praise God for all His loving generosity and grace with us.