So, is it summer where you are? I mean, summer being defined as school being out?
The schools are all our for the year here in Hawaii.
My boys are still finishing their standardized testing, and wrapping up a few other loose ends this week. Which makes for a very long week indeed. It may just kill them. And me. And anyone else in our path.
Yeah, we’re all ready for summer!
This is also the time of year, where the waves leave the North Shore and camp out on the South Shore for the summer. It is a rare day that we get a good swell up here, and the waves won’t be back until around September.
This means we take a lot of day trips south into Honolulu, (thus the recent contests and training at Kewalos Basin, Ala Moana, Waikiki, etc.)
And when we are here on the North Shore, we get to focus a bit more on…Playing! You know, like what you might imagine doing in Hawaii! (I don’t mind that part at all.)
Summer is great for Stand-Up-Paddling, snorkeling, and just goofing off. Waimea Bay is a favorite of course, and this time of year we even sometimes see DOLPHIN families (pods? Schools? Help, I’m tired!) swimming through the bay. It is so cool.
This afternoon we blew off some (standardized testing) steam and hit the Bay for a couple of hours. Josiah did his thing and filmed the adventures. I know it is easy to skip these videos, but if it’s been awhile since you’ve been swimming with a turtle, or jumped off a big rock…or…well, just watch this one! It’s short, and I think you’ll like it.
Hopefully this summer we’ll get some GoPro footage with a dolphin pack (or is it clan? Or tribe?…don’t worry, I’m going to bed.)
Before I leave you I will share a couple photos from Memorial Day. Our family took a dip in the water right in front of my parent’s condo in Haleiwa, and it got me really ready for all summer has to offer!
Hope you are headed into an amazing summer wherever you are!