Saturday, June 7, 2014

Paddling Boys of Waikiki

A   L   O   H   A !
I can walk to Ala Wai Park,
 Outrigger Canoes live here

" A city always contains
 more than any inhabitant 
can know, 
and a great city 
always makes the
 unknown and the possible 
spurs to the imagination.” 
                        Rebecca Solnit, 
                                            Wanderlust: A History of Walking

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" 'Au i ke kai me he manu ala "

 "Cross the sea like a bird." 

" Pupukahi i holomua "

 Move forward as one

Hove To, Boys

"A'ohe hana nui ka alu'ia"

 No task is too big 
if we do it together

Classic Paddler in back: 
stiff arm raised to push
 mouth open, shouting the cadence

“I almost wish 
we were butterflies 
and liv'd but
 three summer days - 
three such days 
with you 
I could fill with 
more delight than 
fifty common years 
could ever contain.” 
                 John Keats

" Lawe i ka ma'alea 
a ku'ono'ono."

Acquire your skills deeply

Today's traditional Hawaiian sayings
were collected by the estimable
Mary Kawena Pukui
‘Olelo No‘eau: 
Hawaiian Proverbs and Poetical Sayings
(Bishop Museum Press 1983)

“Summer will end soon enough, 
and childhood as well.” 
                            George R.R. Martin,
                                     A Game of Thrones

“Green was the silence,
 wet was the light,
the month of June trembled
 like a butterfly.” 
                              Pablo Neruda, 
                                               100 Love Sonnets

King Kalaniopuu Greeting Cook 1781
By John Webber (1751-1793).
 Cook, J. A voyage to the Pacific Ocean 
(London, Strahan, 1784).
 Public domain
 via Wikimedia Commons


Thank YOU
for Visiting!
               Warmly, Cloudia
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the walking man said...

Childhood ended well before summer ever did, I know this now that I am in the autumn.

Brian Miller said...

see i love the city for just this reason...there is always more to a mystery...

taking my boys to NYC for the first time this summer....hope they will fall in love with it as i...


aloha from va

Birdman said...

I'll pocket that Keats' quote.

TexWisGirl said...

how neat!

Charles Gramlich said...

I wonder, what are the great cities.

Magia da Inês said...

Fotos lindas, dia ensolarado, crianças felizes.

Bom fim de semana!
✿✿° ·.

Cloudia said...

Thanks for looking in, my Friends ♥

Adam said...
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Adam said...

those boats are kinda cool

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Those colors are so vibrant...Love them.

Karen S. said...

Wow, just wow. Quotes and especially your photos. I took some photos out and about yesterday, of fun on the water too, but no way do they compare to this! Super-duper Cloudia.

Teresa said...

Totally cool post. I loved it! Thanks!

Elephant's Child said...

What a wonderful stirring sight to see. Megathanks.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful boats. It's not a surprise that they're getting a lot of use.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Great pictures of the canoeists!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful canoes and views.

Filip and Kristel said...

Interesting boats, must be fun for the kids.


PerthDailyPhoto said...

Activities shared as youngsters make for more 'team spirited' adults don't you think Cloudia! Bon weekend mon amie x

Cloudia said...

So glad to see each of you, Friends

Akelamalu said...

Love all the traditional Hawaiin sayings. :)

Kay said...

Gosh! I got tired just looking at these paddlers.