Monday, March 27, 2006
I just installed a sw that counts the people that connects to this blog and gives me all kinds of statistics (check yourself at the very bottom, they are public). The first 4 people that visited this page were from: Maui (of course), Italy (and you can expect that too), France (!), Australia (!!).
It shocked me. In a pleasent way, of course.
I don't exactly know why I like to post these photos on this blog. I like sharing, of course. And my narcissism plays a big role too (see the photo with the boa below...). But there's something else that I still have to figure out... I'll let you know, eventually.
Anyway, having guests from all over the world feels really cool and motivates me to post more. So here we go.
The sunset at Hookipa today was da kine. After so much rain, the air was incredibly clean and Molokai looked the closest it ever looked. I also noticed some resemblance with the contour of the island of Capri. Considering that the West Maui Mountain looks like the Vesuvio, it was quite trippy to see them lined up... also because from the window of my parents' house in Napoli, the are opposite to each other!
Ok, since I just got the writing going, I'm going to tell you the close encounter I had yesterday. After a first surf session at Hookipa, I went to Kanaha and did some stand up surfing too. Then it got windy and I replaced the paddle with a 5.5 sail. For more than an hour I was ablsolutely alone out there. Actually, that's not true. A phantasmagoria of whales was going off around me. I went to say hi and I ran into a huge mother with her calf. The calf was probably learning how to jump and seemed to enjoy it a lot. The mom was just cruising making sure that everything was ok. At one moment I was at about 20-30 yards but they were not scared at all... the baby kept on jumping. For me it was an intense moment of communion with nature.
Yes, I like living in Maui, can you tell?