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Puppydogs And Rainbows

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 3/31/2021
Topics: #Camping #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 137
The dogs swim, we see rainbows, everyone relaxes.

Continuing our vacation-within-a-vacation-within-retirement, the dogs swim and we were dogged with rainbows.

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Dusk To Dawn To Dusk

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 3/30/2021
Topics: #Camping #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 165
A perfect full day of car camping at Maui's Papalaua Beach.

How do you go on vacation when your normal lifestyle is full-time camping already? Simple. You camp in a different spot.

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By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 3/18/2021
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It's been a year to the day.

Talk about time flying when you're having fun. I moved here to Maui exact, of course,ly one year ago today. In many ways, it feels like just a few weeks ago; while, in others, I feel like I've been here forever. And this is also the one year anniversary of the Corornavirus shutdown.

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The Blue Pool

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 3/15/2021
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 131
A local friend takes us to see a sacred Hawaiian spot.

Among Native Hawaiians, the standard greeting when encountering friend or foe, was to exchange breath. The two people would approach, arms open, touch foreheads, grasp each others' shoulders, and exhale with a voiceless "HA!", then inhale the mixture. It was commonly understood that one could detect dishonesty or anger in someone's breath.

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Postcards From The Beach

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 3/14/2021
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 132
Night or day, Papalaua Beach is stunning.

After yesterday's rain, I found the day especially beautiful and thought I'd take a few postcard-style beach shots. I don't really have any more to say abo0ut them than that.

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By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 3/13/2021
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 147
Even the dry parts of the island are drenched.

As I may have mentioned in a post or two for the past few months that winter is Maui's rainy season. Half of Maui gets most its rain; the western half is in the rain shadow of towering Mount Haleakala. But this week the winds shifted slightly, and normally-dry Kahului got drenched, as did even Lahaina.

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Muddy Ella

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 3/11/2021
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She identifies as a brown dog.

Our dog, Ella, is a pale Golden Retreiver; and, as such, she was bred to be a swimmer. And, indeed, she loves the ocean and body surfs the waves. But when the ocean isn't handle, she loves nothing more than a good romp in a mud puddle.

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By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 2/27/2021
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 145
Music To Chew Cud By

My grandson is an accompished musician and composer (having been paid professionally to do those things). So of course he has a music studio set up in his little container (also known as the "Zach Shack". And of course he plays the music loud? Why not? Ain't nobody out here anyway but the cows.

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The Death of Me, Yet

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 2/26/2021
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 185
Looking forward in the last third of my life.

I want to talk about death. Really, I want to talk about it but whenever I try, people assume I'm all depressed and try to "fix" me. But that's not it at all. I'll be 70 soon, in a pandemic, and I anticipate death the way I anticipated Maui before moving here, and the way I anticipated rafting the Grand Canyon before I'd ever done that, and the way I anticipated seeing Superman: The Movie in the theatre before it came out.

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Oh, My Ankle!

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 2/25/2021
Topics: #AchillesTendon #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 140
And then I blew my Achilles tendon.

I love swimming but only in warm weather. It's been too cool and cloudy for me to be tempted for some time. But one day the sun was out and warm and I decided to go for a little swim. However, the sand at Koki Beach is very unstable; it shifts beneath one's foot. And as a small breaker hit me, the sand beneath me shift, my foot twisted, and I felt a freaking pop in my ankle.

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