... but I couldn't because too busy surfing and because my laptop screen hasn't arrived yet and the lack of mobility is killing me.
Let me start with something Glenn created this morning for me.
This is going to be my new quiver of Superfreak and I can't wait to put my hands on it. Actually I have to choose three of these six colors. The blue and the yellow on the left are in for sure. I'm indecided on the third and I need your help. Please vote.
Here's the story behind the dolphin.
One of the many inspiring things that gave me the courage to quit everything and come to Maui (I also feel like mentioning the Porcupine Tree song Stop Swimming and the movies American dream and Dead poets society) was a magic little book by Sergio Bambaren called the Dolphin.
A poetic story of a dolphin who is different from the others and instead of spending his life feeding himslef in order to survive, he likes to surf waves and leaves in search of his perfect wave...
The funny thing was that after I moved to Maui I felt like contacting the author describing him my story and he replied saying that the similarities with his story were shocking. I even ended up writing a book too. Too bad he sold a few more copies than me... :-)
The Firemen in Maui have been very busy lately.
Just after having extinguished a large fire that burned a lot of acres in the Olowalu/Launiupoko area, they stroke in Kihei too.
This is Hot Sails Maui chief Fireman Dioni Guadagnino checking the situation from above on his aircraft.
Unfortunately, this is the first photo I took that day and I didn't have the time to set the zoom right. In other words, it's zoomed in too much to really appreciate how frikin high he went.
But you can see that he has shifted his left hand back on the boom. You know what that means? It means he had the guts to go for a forward... without a wetsuit!
Fortunately for him, he bailed just before landing, otherwise right now his voice would sound more like his sister Colette...
Here are some other photos of the Firemen platoon (Dioni, Glenn, Andres and Juan Pablo).
When did I go to Oahu? Feels like a life ago... Here's my favorite shot: click on it and look at that expression of pure joy...
Here are some other shots of that trip. Sorry, no time to really talk about it. Just one word about Waikiki: Babilonia.
One last remarkable photo from Kailua.
That gives me the opportunity to move to the next subject.
I recently saw the movie:"Hawaii a message in the waves".
I was shocked to see how direct is the impact of our pollution on some animal species. The albatros on the northwest hawaiian islands (inhabited islands) die because they eat too many plastic objects floating on the surface of the ocean and in their stomach there's no more room for food.
And after they die and decompose, the only things left are a handfold of feathers and the plastic objects that killed them. Still there, ready to kill more.
Since then, I'm trying hard to use and buy as little plastic as possible. But it's a really hard task. Our society is based on plastic.
Most european countries have differentiated garbage collection. Here, it's up to you to bring it to the recycling center.
In most european countries, you pay for those damn plastic bags when you shop.
Here, they give you 6 free plastic bags for 10 items.
The lack of care for the enviroment in this country is astonishing.
Please, do something in your world to make this change. Anything, even the most little thing can make a difference.
Last Sunday I went for a beach walk on Baldwin beach with some frieds. Here's what we collected.
Not bad at all for such a big beach. Collecting that shit made us feel good. Dropping it in the trash made me feel bad... it's going back to the environment... and we even added our little plastic bag...
Boy, what a tough problem to solve!
Uff, I got more to post but no time. It's a bit frustrating.
Bloody Sony's support...