May 25th, 2011
the tomatoes and lilikoi plants
the sensitive grass,
the fresh air,
can I ever even express with words all the precious elements that were welcoming us.. ?
We made it! and it was not easy…
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I took a walk to the waterfall
on my path,
birds and more birds
never seen anything like that!
the valley was a bird sanctuary…
Looking for the mud pool Joel and Victoria talked to me about,
I walked till the end of the beach
I climbed a pile of huge rocks over the other side of the shore,
it was risky to keep going
I turned around
to see a young man walking towards me
“ I was worry you’ll keep going, it gets a little dangerous pass those rocks…”
“I’m looking for the mud”
“I’ve been here for a few weeks and I have not seen mud”
Maureen was walking towards us
We searched for the mud together and finally found it!
Time for rock hoping,
and Maureen got a bit hurt, she fell on the rocks…
Luckily it was on our way back. Luckily, we had home boy to hold her hand and help her hop!
Hop, Hop, Hope!
Sunset from the Heiau
A beach to ourselves
On the way to the River
Kalalau trail. Once seen by helicopter, once hiked, now boated out.
We were not sure how and If we were going to get a boat to pick us up
We stood by the beach looking at the boats come and go, dropping off people.
They would throw their bags in the ocean, jump out of the boat and swim out pushing their bags along….
The boat was too far away to communicate with the captain so we asked someone that was being picked up to please ask the captain to pick us up the next day…
by gestures we got a yes and an aprox. time of 8 or 9am
We did’t plan to leave by boat so we didn’t have plastic bags to protect our belongings..
Luckily I found someone that was willing to exchange some plastic bags for sundried tomatoes! 🙂
Next day, we got up, broke camp, wrapped up our bags in the plastic bags and taped them with a little bit of tape Maureen has brought.
Now, the boat is here and we need to swim
An angel out of nowhere comes to us, a fit guy
swimming and pushing the bags, helping us through
Maureen swims first,
then the bags are being pushed
then me swimming with the metal hiking pole!
and the waves would tumble us around
and I’m praying for the waves not to hit me hard so that the hiking pole wouldn’t stabbed me!
Again, I started to panic…
Maureen couched me from the boat
The captain took my hand and pull me in the boat
I dropped in
and enjoyed mothers’ earth breath
I asked the captain about the caves we were passing by
he asked me:
would you like to explore them?
and so we did…
One of them felt as I if was inside of the MOUTH of Mama Pacha
I could feel the breath and could even see the tonsils!
so incredibly resembling a mouth!
The other one, the nostrils
We came in through one nostril came out of the other one.
The water so blue and spectacular!