. . . and we are almost settled. Tomorrow we move to more permanent (but still temporary) housing. Next, getting a HI Driver License, HI Insurance, and settle into a House-Searching routine.
In two weeks here, we can’t point to any bad experiences. The only slight cloud in our lives is the fact one of our boxes is still in transit. It happens to be my monitor, so still no big rig to process photos, surf, or do manly PC-stuff.
So, more Samsung Note II photos and videos. Like, for instance, another shot of that impressive tree I showed in my introductory Hawaii post.
Our daily routine, if you can call it that, is pretty simple. We get up early (often before 6am), grab a quick coffee, and head out for our walk before the sun starts beating the crap out of the morning chill (“chill” being something in the low 70s).
If we run late and get back after 9:00, we might jump into the pool to cool off. If not, we shower, eat breakfast, relax for a bit, and then head out for a drive. Three days ago, we drove to Hilo, coming back by way of Tex Drive-In and more Malasadas. Two days ago we drove to the Volcano National Park, stopping at the Punalu’u Bakery for more sweet bread and different Malasadas. Yesterday we mostly stayed around here, but we did manage a visit to the Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area.
Aside a great shoreline that I plan to visit regularly, there is also a great little walking/jogging path lined with planted flowers, flowering shrubs, flowering trees, flowering cacti, flowering ground cover.
I took a number of shots with the Nikon and more shots with the phone. I’ll do a separate post on them, but meanwhile . . .
Also, because both yesterday and the day before we got back early, I took the time to shoot more waves stills and videos. I’ll do the still in another post, but here are some more videos.
Boring, I know, but bear with me . . . there be some interesting videos I’ll be sharing below.
Note: if the videos stop and start while playing them, your internet speed is probably low (mine currently is). Hint: right after you hit play, hit the pause button and let the buffer load. Once it’s well ahead, hit play again and the video should play smoothly.
First up, one from a few days back that I forgot to share but which is pretty good.
Here’s another where the Pacific managed to nick one of my shoes. This time, I was wearing shoes made to get wet.
Here are a couple of videos from the point near where I’m staying.
No, wait . . . these are from the point. The last ones were from around the point.
These next ones are from yesterday, from the retaining wall at the complex where we’re staying.
That’s looking Southeast . . . this is looking to the West . . .
Near the horizon, the long shapes in the water are outrigger canoes. I’m not sure if it’s a club or tourists trying their hand at rowing, but these boats have been out there every evening for the past few evenings.
I don’t often see it, but most phone cameras can do effects on the fly as you capture videos or stills. Like, for instance, adding a “Solarize” filter.
Gee, I wonder what happens when you solarize the sunset?
Another effect is “Negative” . . .
Those are certainly interesting, but the regular shots can hold their own as far as being interesting.
One more thing before I go . . . we walk the same route each morning. This morning, this plant was adorned with flowers. Flowers that were not there yesterday. It’s a succulent or cacti, and although I’ve often seen similar plants on prior visits, neither of us recalls ever seeing one in bloom. More impressive was the fact these opened up in the span of less than 24-hours. Either that or yesterday we were both blind to their beauty.
One final thing before I go . . . starting tomorrow, we’ll be without the Internet (other than our phones). That’s because the cable company cannot come out to hook us up until next Thursday.
That means I might miss a few more posts from the blogs I follow. Also, as far as I can tell, my Internet will be about a third as fast as I had in Colorado. It also seems to hang up a lot (if the Internet at this complex is any indication). That appears to be fairly common in the Island. When I was setting up the utilities for the new place, the nice lady asked if she could call me back when her computer came back online.
I think I might find being online fairly frustrating, and if that is the case, I don’t know that I will be able to read all the posts of the blogs I follow. We’ll see how I do once I’m up and running.
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