Friday, October 12, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Flight From Maui

Getting from there to here....

Leaving Maui

Somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic. 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sianie... intrepid partner, leading the way into the bamboo forest somewhere on Maui's North Shore. Muddy, slick trails, shadowed by bamboo three stories high and impenetrable. Wet scrambles and dicey ladders lead us upriver to broad pools and waterfalls as rain showers came and left.  She was covered in mud and smiling like a fiend.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Journey Into the Bamboo Forest- (IPhone Pics And a Jungle Voyage)

Sianie and I were told about an amazing hike through a dense bamboo forest, through and alongside a rocky stream, into various pools, up various waterfalls. The last, highest falls were acquired by ditching all your clothes and gear, swimming 200 feet through a canyon, scaling a small cliff to arrive at huge pool surrounded by 60 ft stone walls. It was lush, magical, slightly dangerous and unforgettable.

Houkipa- After the bamboo forest/waterfall scramble, we stopped at the overlook. During the winter, this bay is a cauldron of big waves and dominating locals but this evening it was very chill, head high sets and low-keyed.

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Race To Save The Great White Begins...

I've just returned from a very quick but completely kick-ass trip to Tampa, Florida to witness the seatest of the research vessel OCEAN,  prior to it's history making venture in South Africa.  There it's crew of fishermen will team up with several renowned marine biologists for a comprehensive and controversial study of Great White sharks. OCEARCH founder and outspoken visionary, Chris Fischer, is overseeing the project, with the hopes of protecting not just Great Whites, but all sharks from extinction at the hands of over-fishing and the heinous practice of "finning".  God willing, the ship arrives in Cape Town, and the adventure of the crew and biologists about the Ocean will begin. For now, just a quick look at the fishing crew half of this incredible project:

OCEARCH Founder and Team Visionary Chris Fischer

                                                            Co-captain Jody Witworth

                                                             Captain Brett McBride

                                                      First Engineer Denny Wagner

                                                          Deckhand Juan Valencia

                                                             Deckhand Alex Snow