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Pictures are all taken during the course of my activities such as paddling, surfing, hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddling, rock climbing, archery, skeet shooting, and soon diving - due to my schedule, some postings are done in advanced and posted automatically by blogger on the dates specified. If you have any suggestions, comments, etc for photos you would like me to take, do not hesitate to let me know - enjoy and thanks for stoppin by - Live, Love, Laugh and share the ALOHA!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Sunset at Sunset beach

Surf was up to 10 to 15 feet the last couple of days so I took a spin up to the North Shore and bring to you, an image of Sunset Beach at Sunset. (I hope these people in the photo discard/recycle their beer bottles appropriately!)

This post is dedicated to Felicia of San Diego DP and Santy of Jakarta DP - thanks to them for informing me of spam in the comments

People have been asking how Hawai'i is doing so this is a very short recap of our status...

O'ahu: ~150 miles from the epicenter and where Honolulu is located and most of the population resides, we had an island wide blackout on earthquake Sunday but electricity was restored to most if not all customers by 2 AM - I was one of the first to have power restored at 3 PM. T.V. cable came back on later in the night.
Damages to the island included some computers from the electrical power surge and one chimney collapsed from a 94 year old istorical home. One lady fell down in the shower and suffered a broken bone I think and another 80 y.o. lady died when the candle she was using burn her room during the blackout.

Kaua'i: Farthest away from the earthquake (aside from Ni'ihau), they went unscathed and no blackouts.

Mau'i, Moloka'i, Lana'i: Some pockets of blackouts on Sunday but very minor compared to O'ahu with power restored fairly quickly.

Big Island: The island closest to the quake suffered the most infrastructure damage to roads, buildings and homes on the Kona (West) side but no life lost and electricity was restored very quickly, they will be having the Ironman Triathlon this Sunday. Hilo (East) side faired much better.

Today, they had a pre-Ironman race - the undergarment race where competitors run in their underwears.

Hawai'i was very lucky to have such outcome - In 1994, Northridge, California experienced an earthquake of similar magnitude and resulting damages displaced 22,000 people!


Blogger Kate said...

Yes, I read in the paper that Hawai'i really needs no federal aid. Great! Love the photograph, especially the colours. What comments on SPAM? Where? The food, which I understand from some sources is quite popular in your state, is processed in Austin, MN and I think it's gross!

Friday, October 20, 2006 at 2:55:00 AM HST  
Blogger Annie said...

Pink and blue colors at sunset - so tranquil and lovely.

Thanks for the news about the state after the earthquake.

Friday, October 20, 2006 at 3:11:00 PM HST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Kala
Greetings from Finland, where it`s oldest and steadiest rock of the world, never earth cakes,but you could look at my page today,please, so, you can see the weather, which is not so steady:).Hawaii has been for Finnish such a dream, when we get tired of frosts of many months.
Your photos give to me warmness and joy, thank you for them!

Friday, October 20, 2006 at 7:42:00 PM HST  
Blogger Emmanuelle said...

What a pity - I'm not there!

Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 9:45:00 AM HST  
Blogger Denton said...

I'm glad you came through the earthquake with minimal lose of life and injuries.

Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 5:38:00 PM HST  
Anonymous Ruth said...

I love this shot. I feel like I'm there. End of the day, loud roar of surf, sand cool on the feet.

Thanks for the update on your islands.

Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 3:15:00 AM HST  
Blogger zannnie said...

Kala, this is a very nice shot of the sky and it's very very beautiful and romantic:D

Monday, October 23, 2006 at 8:13:00 AM HST  
Blogger Felicia said...

Well better late than never - thanks for the link! Nice pink tones in your photo.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 11:07:00 AM HST  

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