Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Paddling Children

A  L  O  H  A !
Feel Better about that Provocative Title now?
" The whole is simpler 
than the sum of its parts. "
                    Willard Gibbs

Some Hawaii kids
learn to co-operate 
through paddling.
It is healthy for 
mind & body.

The first Hawaiians
came to these islands
in great voyaging canoes.
So this is meaningful
too, as we honor our
host culture.

Ho'okahi ka 'ilau like ana.
 "Wield the paddles together." 

Launching Place
" You must live 
in the present, 
launch yourself 
on every wave, 
find your eternity 
in each moment. "
                 Henry David Thoreau

" Many hands make light work. "

The large heavy 
wooden canoes,
with their
cross pieces 
and the outrigger
called the "Ama"
are lovingly carried
to and from the water
by the crew

" Respect yourself 
and others will 
respect you. "


Thank You
for pulling into
our cove!
               Warmly, cloudia


eileeninmd said...

What a great learning experience for the kids. Wonderful quotes and photos. And I love the bumper sticker.. Have a happy Wednesday!

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful examples of cooperation! I wish a few Canadian politicians would learn to paddle together.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

That's a great learning experience, and so much fun!

Brian Miller said...

what a coincidence....i just heard that wield your paddles saying on tv last was on chicago fire.....ha...

aloha from va

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Haha re title, rowing much better than paddling for young people :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Better to paddle a boat than a behind, I always say!

Charles Gramlich said...

When I saw the title of this post I sort of had an idea of what I might find here. :)

TexWisGirl said...


Tammie Lee said...

imagine coming to the islands on large canoes, day after day in the water, under the sun, sitting in one place. so amazing!

Teresa said...

I think my face turned 50 shades of gray before I saw the picture. Great post. I think it would be fun to learn to paddle an outrigger.

Cloudia said...

Aw thanks, Pals 🌴♥

Hilary said...

What a terrific experience for them. And captured so well by you. I love how colourful that second photo is.

Karen S. said...

Oh I do want to paddle too! What fun, I shall pull into your cove- everyday! Fun to see them all having a blast.

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

These are the traditional outriggers in french Polynesia. Same in Hawaii ?

Big Sky Heidi said...

That's a nicer kind of paddling!

William Kendall said...

That certainly is the preferred form of paddling!

Small Kucing said...

Lovely experience . We have dragon boat race over here during CNY too

Cloudia said...

Thanks! Yes, Polynesian outriggers

Snaggle Tooth said...

What long canoes! I've never seen any before. Thanks.

Indrani said...

Great pics with inspiring quotes. Thank you!

Kay said...

That's a lovely thought. It teaches cooperation and teamwork. I've never tried anything like it.