Category Archives: weather in Hawaii

The great equalizer – the ocean at Anaeho‘omalu Bay

When I think about the ocean, I think of the need to respect its power. In Hawai‘i, large waves toss people about, especially unsuspecting tourists and local kids with bravado. We hear news stories of shore walkers getting pulled into … Continue reading

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Guilty Pleasures – beach hiking in Puako and other winter fun

“What are you doing in April?” The voice on the other end of the phone was my sister in Wisconsin. “Nothing, why?” “I can’t stand it anymore. I have the weather report on my phone for all my friends. The … Continue reading

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Home sweet home

We’re finally home. The girls and I have been away for almost seven weeks. BG didn’t go; he hates to travel and claimed that someone had to stay home to feed the cats. His loss. He missed 12 plane trips, … Continue reading

Posted in Cats, kitties, eating in Hawaii, home, housecleaning, hurricanes, lava, roosters and hens in Hawaii | 2 Comments

Grateful for small moments

I try to write down my blessings and thank God every day. Being grateful for what I have lays the foundation for having an abundant life. What are you thankful for this day? Dear God, Thank You for giving us … Continue reading

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Escape to the beach

I’m certainly glad that the Polar Vortex has left the mainland. I’ve been reluctant to post anything in the past three weeks because whatever I said about living here on the Big Island would sound like gloating. But even we … Continue reading

Posted in beachcombing, Decide and take action, driving in Hawaii, Hawaii beaches, moving to Hawaii, self care, weather in Hawaii, wet/dry side of island | Tagged | 2 Comments

Chicken no more

We had another earthquake last week. We’ve had maybe six or seven since I’ve been living here on the Big Island: six in 20 months – not too bad. But this earthquake was the biggest and longest I’ve ever felt. … Continue reading

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Hawaii signs you won’t see in Wisconsin

I always love my guests’ reaction to the stop signs in the Parker Ranch Center, one of two main strip malls in Waimea.  Nearly everyone pauses to take a picture.  They are a great reminder to locals and tourists alike … Continue reading

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