Sunday, April 06, 2008

The weekend.

I get the calling about twice a year to head east to Hana and immerse in nature. On the way this weekend I was reminded of the lyrics to a song “where I live, there are rainbows”, as we paused to appreciate this copse of rainbow eucalyptus that are really something special.

While GP surfed I took off on my bike to Keanae. In an innovative attempt to make a funny little movie I mounted the GoPro on my handle bars, but it was just too wobbly to produce a satisfying….well.... anything. The ride however, was completely gratifying and it felt so good to ride up and down the hills smelling and observing the little things in life. Post spin I went for a wee in the bushes and saw this pretty web, as the spider was missing I deduced (in an unusual roll reversal) I had probably scared it death!



The Hana Cabana where we stay is a slice of heaven, its tranquil, small & simply lovely (not unlike it’s occupants this weekend)! If I ever come back as a plant, I want to take root in Hana.

And finally a not so happy ending. I went to snorkel in the crystal clear water at Hamoa Bay, where (after the disappointment of my bike mount) I figured I’d go back to basics and take the GoPro out for a gentle swim. Bearing the curse of all freckled folk, I slapped on the sunscreen like lard on a channel swimmer. The sandy bottom was speckled with sunlight and as I saw my first shoal of little silver fish I aimed the camera. As I looked through the viewfinder it wasn’t the National Geographic moment that caught my eye, but the rising tide in the ‘waterproof’ case! Aghhhhhh, waterproof camera lesson 101, be sure the housing is properly closed……oh and did I mention that it wasn’t my camera?

As any mature adult would do, I decided to break the news to GP by drawing him a picture of the ill fated object of his desire. I'll sign it of course.......

11 comments:

meesh said...

lovely shots from you too shaz! are you guys still using the old camera, or did you sneakily buy a really decent one??? Quality and colour is outstanding!!

Anonymous said...

I gues you drowned the poor owner of the broken web. Love your floral pictures - you always make me want to get my sables out and these piccies are no exception.
I take it that's you floating atop a sad-looking camera?

Mater x

Lim said...

Cannot pass by this blog without complimenting you on the great shots!!
BTW, condolence to GP regarding the fate of the camera...
=)

Sharon said...

Meesh; Both still using the trusty Sony, praise indeed from a connoisseur such as yourself :-)

Mater: Lets just say an artists’ rendition of any incident is always open to their own interpretation!

Lim: Their’s very little that GP get’s attached to so I lucked out there – still I think he’s looking for a bit more than crap art as payback!

Anonymous said...

Beware on your payback to GP Sharon, he may not appreciate your artwork but I think we all know what he does like/need/want.
Perhaps a grovelling apology is what is required for your carelessness?

Mater x

cammar said...

Mater, just send more biscuits and your daughter will be forgiven...

Anonymous said...

I'll gladly send more biscuits BUT remember GP, it was my daughter NOT ME that spoilt your camera. I'm not sure why I should be the one to make amends for her carelessness.
However, you also know I can't resist you, so biscuits will be in the post a.s.a.p. Meesh, not to be outdone, so will receive a magazine:-)
I spoil you children.
Mater x

tulsagentleman said...

Awesome pictures. I have never heard of a Rainbow Eucalyptus and guessed that you had used Photoshop until I googled it. What a beautiful place you have picked to live in. No wonder you love it. Thanks for sharing.

Lano said...

I broke my camera too, can I have a buscuit?

Lano said...

Biscuit.....doh! :(

Anonymous said...

Lano, if you give me your address you too MAY have a packet of biscuits. GP's favourites are McVitie's dark chocolate wholemeal - those are his "must haves" every so often.

TG: having had several holidays with Sharon I confess (reluctantly) that I totally understand why she does not want to return to England to live. Those rainbow eucalyptus are unbelievable in the "bark" so to speak.
Mater x