Foiled By The Weather

Arrow Points Out Kaena Point

Keaau Beach Park

With a change in the weather my short cut around Kaena Point had turned into  a long grueling hike. The dirt road that I was following turned into unavoidable  pools of mud and water, and, while crossing submerged rocks, I fell hands  down into a pile of mud; even worse, upon making it to the other side of the Point, the wind and rain got so bad that I had to turn around  and head back. It was 6 p.m. before I was able to escape the worst of the  weather. My first attempt at putting up my tent failed, but, on solid ground,
next to an unofficial garbage dump, I managed to stabilize my tent and  climb inside. That night I slept okay, but the atmosphere was lacking.

In the morning, on the way back to Keaau, I had another flat tire.
My bike was in terrible shape, so I had to give it gasoline bath
and a lube job. Hawaii was hard on bicycles. The good news was that  Keaau Beach Park was going to stay open. I guessed the Park Service got too many closing complaints from the locals. They had to leave the park open  at least for the weekend. One thing about the Hawaiians, they sure did enjoy  their weekend campouts.


About bwinwnbwi

About me: Marvin Gaye’s song, "What’s Going On" was playing on the jukebox when I went up to the counter and bought another cup of coffee. When I got back, the painting on the wall next to where I was sitting jumped out at me, the same way it had done many times before. On it was written a diatribe on creativity. It was the quote at the bottom, though, that brought me back to this seat time after time. The quote had to do with infinity; it went something like this: Think of yourself as being in that place where infinity comes together in a point; where the infinite past and the infinite future meet, where you are at right now. The quote was attributed to Hermann Hesse, but I didn’t remember reading it in any of the books that I had read by him, so I went out and bought Hesse’s last novel, Magister Ludi. I haven’t found the quote yet, but I haven't tired of looking for it either.
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