Saturday, March 28, 2009

Week # 5

We have had an interesting week. The weather has finally changed for the better, but the men (or most of us) had an outside job raking the soccer field which needs de-thatching once per year. Now that doesn't sound like much, but we did about fill a 20' x 8' x 6' dumpster with the rakings. The de-thatching needs to be done both ways and in total it took 2 1/2 days. I missed the 1/2 day due to my office job, so naturally I received some ribbing from fellow volunteers.

The speaker at Rotary this week talked about the 103 islands to the northwest of the main five Hawaiian islands. Frankly, I didn't know there were other islands. One of the 103 has four people who were granted a permit to live for a year, and a single female has set up a home on another, apparently through a strange set of circumstances. The remainder have no inhabitants.The speaker was going on how one island was 15 million years old and another was 12 million years old, so obviously he doesn't read the same Bible as I do, but it was nonetheless interesting to hear his story. He belongs to an organization which rows to these islands, to discover and research. A helicopter would be an easier mode of transportation to explore the islands, at least in my opinion.

We had a nice breakfast this morning at a local hangout, 2 for one if you're there before 9:00am. The picture shows the group we went with.

To-morrow we are renting a car and going touring. Rheo and Sally Thompson and their daughter from Statford are vacationing at Honolulu and we invited them to come to Maui for the day. To our delight they accepted, so we get a chance to play tourist/guide and probably see some new things ourselves.


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