Sunday, March 17, 2013


I seem to have skipped the bulk of February. No, really, I don't even much remember what happened. Work during the week, knit, post yarn for sale on Rav, send packages, sleep. Weekends we try to get out and explore, at least a little.
Seagulls down at the pier by Fisherman's Wharf.

And looking forward to this:

I just got back from a week in Hawaii. We took my Mom this time. She'd never been before.
(I have a lot of these. I seem to have a weakness for sunsets).

The condo we stayed in looked right out over the (relatively shallow) water between Maui and 2 other islands, and there were SO many whales. It was hard to look out the window and NOT see whales. One memorable sunset, right as the sun went down, a calf and a full size humpback took turns breeching right outside. I think the adult was teaching the little one.

It looked like this in the mornings.

Hawaii wasn't quite the shock to the system it's been before (a good shock), since SF's winter weather isn't dark, rainy, and cold like Portland. It was still wonderful. I spent the week mostly unplugged. We went snorkeling, and hiking, and also just swimming and paddling about in the water, in between breaks to knit and read for hours. Lovely.

Black sand beach. A little harder on the toes and foots than regular sand, but interesting.

Now, back to reality. You'd think it'd be easier to do things you don't want to do, after a week off, but no, it's the opposite.


Joan said...

A post! With pretty pictures! Thank you for my new, improved Monday morning (even my oatmeal tastes better)!

Stacey said...

Doesn't February always fly by? Looks like a lovely time was had. We're considering doing some local weekend trips. Luckily, we're in East Texas, which provides a ton of opportunities.

kitten said...

It's never easier to come back from a lovely time in a beautiful place to wherever home and work are, even if you love home and work. Lovely lovely pictures, though. I can't believe you took a million sunset pictures and didn't give us one of breaching baby whale...

Knittripps said...

I am always glad when February is over. I want to go to Hawaii!